TRAGEDY: Army truck veers off road and overturns while chasing kombi

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A truck carrying soldiers deployed to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown order in Mashonaland East province was involved in an accident on Monday while chasing a commuter omnibus in Murewa.

The truck veered off the road and landed on its side injuring soldiers aboard. Eyewitnesses told NewsDay that army officials were pursuing a commuter omnibus ferrying people towards Mutawatawa when the truck overturned.

One anonymous eyewitness said: “The truck was pursuing a commuter omnibus while effecting lockdown rules at Murewa Business Centre.

“It is during the chase when the truck was involved in an accident after veering off the road. For the past three days, Murewa Business Centre was a no-go area as the officers were a bit ruthless.”

Another witness said some soldiers who were on board sustained some injuries.

Meanwhile, Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza said he was yet to get the details of the accident.

– NewsDay


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