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5-year-old boy dies after his father jumped off a moving kombi while holding him

A five-year-old boy died after his father jumped off a moving vehicle while holding him. Father and son were aboard a Toyota Hiace when the driver engaged the wrong gear and the vehicle started reversing downhill at the 60-kilometer peg along the Centenary-Muzarabani Road.

The vehicle had 12 passengers heading towards Centenary. The minor, Calt William, was run over by the Toyota Hiace after his father, Zakaria William (39) jumped off the vehicle.

Calt succumbed to the injuries at St Albert’s Hospital.

Zakaria, of Bere Village under Chief Kasekete in Muzarabani, sustained bruises on both knees.

In other news – 12 passengers seriously injured in kombi accident in Bulawayo

A COMMUTER omnibus veered off the road on Friday evening in Magwegwe West suburb in Bulawayo and passengers were seriously injured.

The accident occurred around 5pm after the vehicle’s brakes allegedly failed.Learn More

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