accident2.jpgTen people died this evening, six on the spot and four others on admission to hospital while several others were injured when a commuter omnibus travelling from Harare to Chiweshe veered off the road and overturned at the 50km peg along the Harare-Bindura highway, following a right rear tyre burst. 

 

Speaking to ZBC News police traffic spokesperson Inspector Tigere Chigome said in another incident 14 people died, 11 on the spot and three on admission to Hauna hospital early today on the 19 kilometre peg along Nyanga Honde valley road.

 

Inspector Chigome said the driver of the Bedford truck which had 22 passengers on board lost control of the vehicle, resulting in it veering off the road and overturning once before landing on its roof.

 

Seven of the injured are said to be in a critical condition and have been admitted at Mutare general hospital.

 

Meanwhile earlier today seven people died on the spot, while two others died on admission to Kwekwe general hospital when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in  overturned after overtaking a bus at the 236 km peg along Harare-Gweru road.

 

These three accidents on the Zimbabwean roads have claimed 33 lives.

 

The names of the deceased are being withheld until their next of keen have been informed.

 

Meanwhile Inspector Chigome has urged drivers to observe rules and regulations on the road and avoid speeding in order to save lives particularly this coming Easter holiday.