Horror As Yet Another NRZ Train Derails At Exactly The Same Spot
A National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) goods train derailed on Saturday late afternoon at Thompson Junction near Hwange.
The exact cause of the accident is yet to be determined. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident, which occured barely two weeks after another NRZ passenger train derailed at the exact same spot due to a broken rail which was caused by excessive temperatures.
NRZ spokesperson Mr Nyasha Maravanyika confirmed the accident saying,
Yes, there was a derailment. last four wagons derailed but the train detached them and proceeded. There were no injuries at all. This has to do with our dilapidated infrastructure which basically needs rehabilitation and overhauling. This is the reason why Government has allowed NRZ to solicit for investors to ensure we recapitalise our rail system.
The NRZ seems to be plagued by mishaps of later after another goods train derailed near Cinderella suburb in Hwange in June. Last week, a train derailed after it collided with a haulage truck on Sunday afternoon along the Masvingo-Beitbridge road.