3 die, 31 injured in Umguza vehicle pile-up

THREE people died while 31 others were seriously injured in a pile-up that occurred at Umguza Bridge along the Gwanda-Bulawayo Road on Tuesday night.

BY SHARON SIBINDI/NIZBERT MOYO

Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango yesterday confirmed he accident, saying: “I can confirm that we received a report of an accident that involved three cars.”

She said one person died on the spot and two others on admission to the United Bulawayo Hospitals.

Simango said a white Toyota Hilux double cab travelling east was involved in a head-on collision with a PSV Iveco commuter omnibus.

She said this accident occurred after the driver of the Iveco tried to overtake a haulage truck.

Simango said after the collision, a white Madza 323 crashed into one of the vehicles which was blocking the road.

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