JUST IN: 2 children die after being hit by car while on their way from school

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Two children died after being hit by a vehicle while on their way from school.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the fatal accident.

The accident occurred along Masvingo – Mbalabala road in Zvishavane.

He said Phillip Dube (21) of Izayi Park in Zvishavane was driving a Toyota Fun cargo motor vehicle with no passengers.

“On approaching the 94 km peg, he attempted to overtake another vehicle which was in front. In the process he struck two children who were on their way from school, Tinotenda Anderson and Definate Chikava both aged 11 years. They both sustained head injuries and were rushed to Zvishavane District Hospital where they were pronounced dead upon arrival,” said Insp Mahoko.

”It is sad that lives of children were lost in these circumstances. Drivers are reminded to always bear in mind that it is their duty to guard against accidents of any nature and promote safety on the roads,” said Insp Mahoko.

— Chronicle


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