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10 perish, more injured in horrific road crash

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By Staff Reporter

ATLEAST 10 people died while several others were seriously injured Tuesday night in a horrific road accident involving a Nissan Caravan commuter omnibus along the Harare-Chirundu Road.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the tragic incident.

Mashonaland West Civil Protection Unit chair, Cecilia Chitiyo said they have activated the civil protection system and were going to assist families of the deceased and those injured.

“There are 10 people who lost their lives while some of those who were seriously injured were rushed to Parirenyatwa Hospital.

“There was particularly one person who was in a critical condition while three were also taken to the hospital.”

Chitiyo added, “We have activated our civil protection system. We are working together with the police to get the details of the deceased but for now the deceased were taken to Banket hospital mortuary.”

Reports said they were going for a funeral in Chinhoyi’s Hunyani suburb.

Police urged motorists to avoid travelling long distances at night.