TRAGEDY: 6 killed, 3 seriously injured in horrific head-on accident

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A tragic accident occurred today along the busy Masvingo-Beitbridge highway.

According to local authorities, a kombi minibus travelling from Masvingo collided head-on with a haulage truck near the town of Rutenga.

District coordinator Isaac Mutambara confirmed that six people lost their lives at the scene. The collision transpired around 10am at the 182km marker, in the vicinity of the Zimbabwe Bio Energy turn-off. It appears the kombi crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed into the truck.

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Three additional passengers from the kombi suffered serious injuries. They were rushed to the Neshuro District Hospital but their conditions remain unclear. Mr. Mutambara noted emergency responders are still determining exactly how many people were inside the minibus when the tragic crash occurred.

“Six people have been confirmed dead on the spot and three were seriously injured and are in hospital at Neshuro

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“We are still gathering more details about the accident,” he said.

Our thoughts go out to those grieving loved ones lost in today’s crash. With major thoroughfares like the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway, safety must remain a top priority.


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