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Police have released some names of those who died in yesterday's accident, which has since been declared a national disaster.

The accident, whose death toll has since risen to 26, occurred along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway yesterday and it involved a ZUPCO and Unifreight, now Pioneer, buses.

Those who perished in the accident are:

Nyaradzo Chihowa (32),
Sylvester Mudzengerere (14),
Belinda Mutize (18),
Lydia Nyakabau (17),
Patrick Mupemhi (30),
Nyasha Matika (45),
Lovejoy Chabota (45),
Munashe Mudzengerere (17),
Tawengwa Matyora (10),
Fortunate Mukunyere (9),
Movert Chikata (6),

Lucia Chababa (12),
Agnes Sakurangoma (26),
Tafadzwa (12),
Tanaka (7)
and Tashinga (7) all form the Chinyama family.

The Minister of Local Government, Public Service and National Housing, Dr Ignatius Chombo confirmed government's decision to declare the accident a national disaster.

He said this when he visited those injured at Parirenyatwa hospital, in the company of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Obert Mpofu.  

So far, 13 of the injured are still admitted at Parirenyatwa hospital with three said to be in a critical condition.    

Dr Mpofu expressed concern on the continued road carnage, saying government will in the next few days review the maximum speed limit pending the on-going rehabilitation of the country's roads.

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