Fourteen people died on the spot and two on admission to hospital, while 12 others were seriously injured in a road traffic accident involving a commuter omnibus early Monday morning near Bubi River along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway.
Police spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi, confirmed that 14 people including the commuter bus driver died on the spot, while the driver of the South African registered Hino truck died on admission at Beitbridge Hospital.
According to ZRP Masvingo Province Assistant Commissioner Operations William Tadyanemhandu, the driver of the truck that was travelling towards Masvingo encroached into the lane of the Muneri Tours commuter bus that was travelling towards Beitbridge resulting in the head on collision.
Assistant Commissioner Tadyanemhandu said the commuter bus had 24 occupants including the driver, while the truck had three people.
12 of the injured were taken to Neshuro District Hospital where one died, while the occupants of the Hino truck were ferried to Beitbridge Hospital where the driver died on admission.
Seven of the dead are male, while nine are female including a 3-year old girl and a 5-month old baby.