Nine people have died in an accident at the 11 kilometre peg along Chivhu-Gutu road near Sebakwe River early Saturday morning.
Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said eight people died on the spot, while the other one died on admission at Chivhu hospital.He said the accident happened when a Bedford truck which was carrying some 56 Apostolic Church members side-swiped an oncoming lorry.
Chief Superintendent Nyathi said 10 people were seriously injured and have since been admitted at Chivhu hospital, while 35 sustained minor injuries.In another other accident, four people died on the spot and two others were seriously injured after two vehicles were involved in a head on collision along the Harare - Bulawayo road, near Norton.
An eye witness Mr Washington Chizeme said the four died after one of the vehicles, a Toyota Mark II that was coming from Norton had a tyre burst resulting in the driver losing control and changing lanes and colliding with another car which was coming from Harare.One of the survivors who was in the car coming from Harare, Magistrate John Masimba, said they were surprised to see a vehicle encroaching into their lane unexpectedly.
Mr Masimba revealed that no one died from the vehicle they were travelling in.Norton Fire Brigade division officer Sidney Muvhurume, and police Inspector Ndebele both confirmed that more investigations into the cause of the accident are underway.
Police are withholding names of the deceased as they are yet to notify their next of kin. The injured are receiving treatment at the Norton District Hospital.Carnage on Zimbabwe’s roads has become a cause for concern as people continue to lose their lives on a daily basis.