AT LEAST 22 people may have been burnt to death Wednesday morning after a Greenfuel ethanol truck carrying the inflammable liquid collided head-on with a lorry ferrying mourners.
Manicaland ZRP traffic police confirmed the horror crash which occurred at around 7am in Chisumbanje.
Officers said the driver and all the passengers on the T35 truck which was carrying the mourners were burnt to death after the ethanol truck burst into flames.
Witnesses said 20 people died on the spot while two died on admission at the nearby St Peters Hospital.
In a statement GreenFuel said: "Green Fuel joins the Chisumbanje community, the nation at large and most importantly the families of the deceased, in mourning the lives tragically lost in a road accident which occurred today in Chipinge South, along the Tanganda -Chiredzi highway near Checheche.
"As we come to terms with the devastating aftermath of this tragedy, we convey our sincere heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased."