At least five people are feared dead after a Toyota Granvia which they were travelling in was involved in an accident with a bus just outside Zvishavane on the highway to Bulawayo.

Eye witnesses told the ZBC News that the Granvia turned right in front of the Bercam bus as it sought to avoid a roadblock ahead.

The bus is then reported to have rammed into the kombi dragging it for an approximate 50 metres.

The ZBC News is however yet to establish with the police the correct number of fatalities and the circumstances of the cause.