accident nyanga2.pngThe death toll in Sunday’s Nyanga commuter omnibus accident has risen to 18 after three more people died at Mutare Hospital.

15 people died Monday, 12 of them on the spot, and 28 others were injured when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned at the Nyanga Bus Disaster spot.

Police are still carrying out investigations to ascertain the cause of the accident.

accident nyanga3.pngMeanwhile, government has offered to assist in the burial of the accident victims.

The Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development, Dr Ignatious Chombo said each of the families that lost their beloved ones will receive US$200, a coffin and other burial costs.

Cde Chombo added that the government will also transport the deceased to their final resting places.