2 killed, 17 injured as 2 kombis collide head-on

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2 killed, 17 injured as 2 kombis collide head-on

Staff Reporter

Two passengers died on the spot while 17 others including two drivers escaped with injuries following a head-on collision involving two commuter omnibuses, along Gweru- Mvuma road on Sunday.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the accident occurred at about 4:30 PM.

He said Trust Matavire (26) of Chivhu was driving a Nissan Caravan motor vehicle along Gweru – Mvuma road towards Mvuma with 17 passengers on board.

“Luckmore Isheanesu Chiwundura (21) of St Patricks, Gweru was also driving a Nissan Caravan going the opposite direction with four passengers on board. On approaching the 65-kilometre peg it is alleged that Matavire tried to avoid a pothole resulting in a head-on collision,” he said.

Insp Mahoko said two people died on the spot, one from Matavire’s vehicle and the other from Chiwundura’s vehicle.