accident 02-01-11.jpgEighteen people died when a Toyota Hiace commuter omnibus veered off the road and  hit a tree at the 86 kilometre peg along the Harare-Centenary Road.

Eighteen people died on the spot while two others died on admission at Mvurwi Hospital.

Police Spokesperson, Chief Superintendant Oliver Mandipaka, says preliminary investigations indicate that the right rear wheel studs of the commutter omnibus broke resulting in the entire wheel coming off the vehicle while it was in motion.

Meanwhile, details of the deceased are still being verified.