Thirteen accident victims who died in two separate road accidents in Manicaland and Mashonaland Central on Friday have been identified.
Among the seven people who perished in Manicaland when a pick-up truck collided head-on with a fuel tanker at the 67km peg along the Mutare-Nyanga Road — were four Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officers, two civilians and an inmate.
Police identified the four ZPCS officers as Mango Chakanyuka (42), Maluvani John (38), Rima Moses (40) and Faith Nyapokoto (age not
Two civilians — Alice Joma (42) and Ruvar-ashe Karairwa (20) — also lost their lives together with an inmate, Anesu Muusha (48).
Two other inmates survived the fatal acci-dent and are currently at Bonda Mission Hospital.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the driver of the fuel tanker encroached into the lane of an oncoming Nissan NP3oo which had nine people on board, resulting in a head-on collision.
In a separate incident at the 1351cm peg along Harare-Mukumbura Road, police said five victims have so far been identified.
“The victims’ names are Moline Dzihwa (18), Faith Kanakembizi (40), Cynthia Gombarashama (13), Tendai Washaya (7) and Blessmore Nhamburo, whose age is yet to be confirmed.
“One of the victims has not been identified so far,” said Asst Comm Nyathi. The accident occurred after a motorist driving a BMW motor vehicle towards Mt Darwin struck and killed six people.
It was one of the two cars racing each other that hit and killed a total of seven people at Goora Business Centre on the Bindura-Mt Darwin Highway.
All seven were pedestrians who had just alighted from a kombi, on their way to prayers. A well-known gold buyer was involved.
One person was injured and taken to Mt Darwin Hospital. The bodies of the deceased are at Mt Darwin Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem.
Asst Comm Nyathi appealed to all motor-ists to be observant, exercise caution and avoid speeding during this wet period.
Source | ZBC