Two Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) toll collectors based at the Gweru North tollgate died on the spot when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in side-swiped with a haulage truck a few kilometres outside Gweru recently.
The accident occurred near Regina Mundi High School along the Gweru-Kwekwe highway and the two collectors were part of six ZINARA employees who had just finished their shifts and were being ferried home aboard a commuter omnibus.
ZINARA public relations manager Tendai Mugabe confirmed the death of the two employees but said he was still to get more details.
Meanwhile, Gweru City Council public relations officer Vimbai Chingwaramusee revealed that a Gweru fire brigade team attended the accident. She said:
Our fire brigade team rescued passengers and both drivers following a side swipe involving a haulage truck and a commuter omnibus near Regina Mundi High School around midnight.
Two people who are said to be Zinara employees died on the spot.