It was a tragedy on Tuesday morning as a Honda fit collided with a Toyota Raum head on, 192km away from Harare along Mutare highway claiming seven lives.

A Honda fit which had five people was heading for Harare while Toyota Raum was going the opposite direction with seven people when the accident happened, kiliing tow on spot while other five were declared dead upon arrival at Rusape Hospital.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said, “On approaching the 192km peg, the driver of the Toyota Raum lost control of the vehicle and encroached into the lane of the oncoming Honda Fit”.

As a result, there was a head-on collision and two passengers died on the spot while five were pronounced dead on arrival at Rusape Hospital.

The Honda Fit caught fire and was burnt out,” he said.

The five who were seriously injured were admitted to Rusape General Hospital.

The dead were identified as Lincolin Mukwenje (4), Mufaro Chirewa (5), Aydila Mukwenje (6), Nomatter Marera (22), Donwell Banganywa (8), Cleopatra Chirevo (29) and Orient Chirevo (23).

On Monday morning, 13 people were seriously injured when an unregistered Nissan Caravan collided with a Honda Fit at the intersection of Churchill Avenue and Liberation Legacy Way near Borrowdale Racecourse.

Of the 13 people that were injured, 12 were in the kombi and both vehicles were extensively damaged.

Credit: Zimbabwe Voice

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