29 people die in Heroes holiday accidents


A total of 29 people died while 118 others were injured in accidents that were recorded across the country since the beginning of the holiday.

According to police statistics as at 9am this Tuesday, 181 accidents were recorded countrywide compared to 179 accidents recorded last year. 29 people died this year compared to 32 who died during the same period last year. 118 people were injured compared to last year when 149 people were injured.

Harare recorded the highest number of accidents with 8 people dying.In Bulawayo, 5 people died, followed by Masvingo Province which recorded 4 deaths.Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central provinces recorded 3 deaths each. In Mashonaland West, 2 people died while Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South recorded 1 death apiece.

Meanwhile, the National Blood Services Zimbabwe says it was able to meet the demand for blood this holiday and it successfully carried out donor campaigns which saw more people coming on board and donating blood.The month of August is usually characterised with the highest number of accidents most of which are attributed to human error.

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