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4 die in Harare-Mutare highway accident

A tragic incident unfolded near the Sunway City turn-off along the Harare-Mutare highway, resulting in a devastating toll: four individuals lost their lives, and ten others sustained injuries. The accident occurred yesterday afternoon when a commuter omnibus, carrying 18 passengers, careened off the road and overturned following a loss of control by the driver. The vehicle somersaulted three times before finally coming to a halt.


Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesperson, confirmed these harrowing details, highlighting that the injured victims are currently undergoing treatment at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Authorities are actively engaged in investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragic event.


In the wake of this incident, there is a poignant plea to motorists, particularly those operating public service vehicles, to exercise caution, avoid excessive speeds, and strictly adhere to traffic regulations. Such conscientious behavior on the roads is paramount in preventing similar heart-wrenching tragedies from recurring.

In other news – Matopo High School ravaged by second fire in 5 days

Another blaze has devastated another building at Matopo High School in Matabeleland South, occurring shortly after a dormitory was severely damaged by fire just last week. According to a communication addressed to parents, Mr. Gardson Sibanda, the school headmaster, reported that the fire broke out on Tuesday morning in a building where additional mattresses were stored. Fortunately, the fire was swiftly extinguished.

“In the early hours of yesterday, another unfortunate incident occurred involving a small room adjacent to a Form Three hostel, currently unused by students but storing extra mattresses. We managed to rapidly suppress the fire, thanks to the prompt availability of fire extinguishers,” the message stated. Read More

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