A speeding ZUPCO bus has killed a dozen people on the spot while several others were seriously injured.
The incident happened on Monday afternoon at the Truckers Inn along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway just outside Kwekwe.
The bus rammed onto three vehicles after it had brakes failure while at a high speed killing some people who were not even in the bus, the injured were rushed to Kwekwe General Hospital.
According to witnesses the ZUPCO bus driver was speeding. They said the bus which was headed for Harare developed a mechanical fault and rammed into a Honda Fit vehicle travelling to Kwekwe.
“The ZUPCO bus driver failed to control the bus after ramming into the Honda Fit before hitting two other stationery commuter omnibuses which were parked on the roadside,” the witnesses said.
Three people travelling in the Honda Fit, two passengers in one of the commuter omnibuses died on the spot. The other dead passengers were travelling in the ZUPCO bus.
The police officer Commanding Kwekwe District, Conrad Mubaiwa said information on the exact numbers of the deceased and injured were going to be availed in due course.
“We are still gathering information on what really transpired as police. We will be availing information on the number of the deceased and the injured in due course,” he said.