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Police Reveal More Details on the Tragic Mabvuku Road Accident That Claimed Five Lives

Police Reveal More Details on the Tragic Mabvuku Road Accident That Claimed Five Lives

In a tragic development, five people died in a horrific road accident in Mabvuku.

The road traffic accident occurred yesterday evening along Donnybrook Road, Chizhanje area, Mabvuku.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has finally confirmed the tragic incident on their official social media handle.

According to a police statement, a lorry collided head-on with a commuter omnibus. Shortly after, another commuter omnibus crashed into the back of the first one.

Unfortunately, five people died on the spot, while several others were injured.

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The tragic accident has got social media buzzing with mixed reactions. Some netizens offered their condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.

However, some social media users have criticized commuter omnibus drivers for reckless driving.

Here are some of the reactions;

@ElianRoman79;

So saddening. May the departed souls rest in eternal peace

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@newtownmagoronga;

For how long are we going to allow this. Honestly it has become a norm to drive on the opposite lane

@Felistus Nkomo

Reckless driving , indisciplined drivers and competition for passengers is the cause of 75% road accidents in our country! Very saddening

@Diana Melissa Marowa;

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Sad news indeed . My deepest condolences. May the Almighty comfort their families during this very difficult time 🙏

@Caroline Ndlovu;

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Commuter omnibus drivers are now a danger to the society. This is very bad can the government do something cause about these drivers cause hmm what they are doing in the road is uncalled for

@Kelvin Mwanza;

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Orderless no one has faced criminal charges for speeding or reckless driving in Zimbabwe that is why combi drivers they drive like it’s formula 1 or trying to be Max Verstappen.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, the police in Bulawayo are seeking assistance in the investigation of a hit-and-run road traffic accident that occurred on May 19, 2024.

A yet-to-be-identified man died after being struck by an unknown motorist along JMN Nkomo Street.

The victim, believed to be around 30 years old, was dressed in a green cap, black t-shirt, black trousers, and black Nike shoes. He was also carrying a khaki satchel at the time of the accident. The body has been transferred to Mpilo Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem examination.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and report to the nearest police station.

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