Zimbabwe: 3 Die in Kombi, Bus Collision

15 September 2021

Three people including a 21-year-old mother and her child, died on the spot, while several passengers were injured when an illegal commuter omnibus burst its front tyre and collided with a Munhenzva bus under the Zupco franchise near Chan's Shops along Chiremba Road in Hatfield, Harare yesterday evening.

The accident occurred around 5.30pm.

When The Herald news crew visited the scene the bodies of the mother and her child had already been moved to a mortuary while that of the commuter omnibus driver was still trapped awaiting the Fire Brigade crew.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident last night.

"I can confirm that an accident involving a Toyota Hiace and a bus contracted to Zupco occurred at the Corner of Chiremba Road and Stoneleigh Road.

"The kombi was coming from town while the bus was coming from Epworth so it is said that the kombi burst a tyre resulting in the collision. It is not known how many passengers were in the kombi.

"The bus had four passengers and among the deceased, was the kombi driver and a 21-year woman and her child," said Asst Comm Nyathi.

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