One person was killed while four others were injured yesterday when a tractor they were travelling in was hit from behind by a haulage truck on a steep descent in the Kasimure area some 28 km from Karoi along the Harare-Chirundu road.

The tractor which was carrying gold ore to a mill was hit from behind by a haulage truck which made a sudden swerve to the left lane after an attempt to overtake another haulage truck failed.

Eyewitnesses said the fateful truck returned to the left lane as the driver was avoiding a collision with yet another oncoming haulage truck.

The injured were taken to Karoi Hospital for treatment.