Fatal Accident Kills 5 Along Masvingo Highway

A fatal accident killed 5 people of which 2 were burnt beyond recognition on Sunday around 5 pm.

According to a report, the head-on collision occurred at the 41km peg, near Ngomahuru Turn off, along Masvingo Beitbridge Road. The deceased include an eight-year-old child and two adults that were burnt beyond recognition.

Deputy national police spokesperson Chief Blessmore Chishaka confirmed the incident.

“I can confirm that there is a fatal accident which killed five passengers on the spot in Masvingo on Sunday evening. The bodies of the deceased were conveyed to Masvingo Hospital mortuary and are awaiting post-mortem,.”

Chief Supt Chishaka furnished the state publication with the details on how the head-on-collision occurred. According to Chief Supt Chishaka the accident occurred after the motorist from the unidentified vehicle-that was reduced to ash- miscalculated and decided to overtake in front of oncoming traffic resulting in a head-on collision with a Honda Fit which was going in the opposite direction.

“The unidentified car caught fire and was reduced to wreckage with its two occupants burnt beyond recognition in the inferno. The occupants of the Honda Fit also died on the spot from injuries sustained.”

The two extensively damaged cars were taken to Masvingo Vehicle Examination Department (VED) for inspection.

More to follow.

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