A total of 22 people died on the spot while two others were critically injured after a Toyota Quantum with 21 passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with a truck, police has said.
Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the injured are currently admitted at the United Bulawayo Group of Hospitals.
The accident occurred at the 27-kilometre peg along Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road.
“The ZRP reports a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 14/11/23 at around 2200 hours at the 27-kilometre peg along Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road near Thandweni Store in which 22 people were killed whilst two others were injured when a Toyota Quantum vehicle with 21 passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with a DAF truck with one passenger on board.
“The injured victims are admitted at United Bulawayo Group of Hospitals. More details to be released in due course,” said Nyathi in a statement.
● 22 people died last night, in a road traffic accident. A Toyota Quantum bound for South Africa, carrying 21 passengers, collided head-on with a DAF truck near Muchbinding and Ethandweni, Gwanda Road. pic.twitter.com/Sgo0OjBe6q— NewZimbabwe.com (@NewZimbabweCom) November 15, 2023
This comes a day after, six other people were killed whilst three others were injured when a Nissan Caravan vehicle with eight passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with a Mercedes Benz truck along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road.
Police urged motorists to observe road rules to avoid accidents.
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Publish date : 2023-11-15 12:54:29