Tragic accident claims three lives and injures four on Bulawayo-Maphisa road
A devastating accident on the Bulawayo-Maphisa Road has left three people dead and four others injured. The incident occurred on 27 November 2023, around 12:30 pm, when a Mazda 5 vehicle veered off the road, hit a tree, and ultimately landed on its roof.
According to a statement released by the police, the tragic accident took place at the 105km peg along the Bulawayo-Maphisa Road. The identities of the victims have not been disclosed at this time.
Emergency services were swiftly dispatched to the scene, and the bodies of the deceased were transported to Maphisa District Hospital for post-mortem. Meanwhile, the injured individuals were admitted to the same hospital to receive medical care.
In their official statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the fatal incident, expressing their condolences to the families affected. The police report stated, “The ZRP confirms a fatal road traffic accident which occurred at the 105 kilometre peg along Bulawayo-Maphisa Road on 27/11/23 at around 1230 hours in which three people were killed whilst four others were injured when a Mazda 5 vehicle veered off the road before hitting a tree and landing on its roof. Bodies of the victims were taken to Maphisa District Hospital for post mortem whilst the injured are admitted at the same hospital.”
Road accidents continue to be a significant concern in Zimbabwe, with many lives lost and families shattered due to these tragic incidents. It serves as a reminder for all road users to exercise caution, adhere to traffic regulations, and prioritize safety at all times.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident, and we hope for a speedy recovery for those injured.