The Herald (Harare)

29 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo-Bound Train Crushes Man

Chinhoyi Bureau — AN unidentified Chegutu man was on Thursday morning crushed by a Bulawayo-bound passenger train.

Police now await the results of a post-mortem on the body of the unidentified man to establish the cause of death.

Spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara confirmed the incident, adding that preliminary investigations had not yet established if there was any foul play.

"We are dealing with a case in which an unidentified man from Chegutu was crushed by a train along the Harare-Bulawayo railway track. We are now investigating whether the man died before being crushed or died as a result of it (crash)," he said.

The incident occurred on Thursday at around 5.20am along the Harare-Bulawayo railway track when the driver of the locomotive Danny Manunga (44) saw the man lying on the track from a distance of about 25m.

The train could not stop to avoid him before crushing him.

His legs were crushed while the body sustained a deep cut on the forehead.

A report was made and police are appealing to anyone that can help in positively identifying the man.

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