Six people have died while four others were seriously injured in a road accident five kilometres before Shangani, along the Bulawayo-Gweru highway.

The accident occurred at around 9am when Honda Fit travelling towards Bulawayo collided head on with another vehicle.

Eyewitnesses say a Honda Fit burst its rear tyre and encroached into the opposite lane, crashed to an oncoming Nissan Bluebird and overturned.

Four people in the Honda Fit died on the spot as well as the driver of the Nissan Bluebird, while the other died on admission at hospital.

The driver of the Honda Fit survived and was rushed to United Bulawayo Hospitals.

When the News team arrived at the scene, police were attending the scene and recording statements while the injured were being ferried to hospitals.

The names of the deceased are yet to be released as their next of kin are yet to be informed.

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