Friday, 14 December 2012

FOUR DEAD IN KOMBI HEAD ON CRASH AT NGUNDU

Four people were killed, three of them on the spot, while 17 others were seriously injured after a mini-bus and a commuter omnibus collided head-on near Ngundu growth point along Masvingo -Beitbridge highway on Thursday morning.


The accident occurred after a commuter omnibus that was heading towards Beitbridge tried to overtake a haulage truck at the notorious Ngundu curves and collided head-on with a Scania minibus that was heading towards Masvingo at around 2am.
  Three people who were in the commuter omnibus died on the spot while the fourth person died on admission to Masvingo General Hospital a few hours later.

The Scania mini-bus was carrying 57 passengers and crew while the other bus was carrying 18 passengers including members of the crew when the accident happened.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Zhanero said the names of the deceased were still being withheld as their next of kin had not yet been notified.
  Inspector Zhanero said the deceased’s bodies were taken to Masvingo General Hospital mortuary. He also added that the 17 who were injured were all in a stable condition at Masvingo General Hospital where they are receiving treatment.

“We are still to inform the relatives of those who died so we are not yet in a position to disclose their names but their bodies were taken to Masvingo General Hospital mortuary. The 17 who were injured are in a stable condition at the same hospital,” he said.

Inspector Zhanero appealed to drivers to exercise extreme caution during the festive season and also urged those travelling along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway to be extra careful when passing through the sharp curves in the Ngundu area.

Scores of people have lost their lives in road accidents at the sharp Ngundu curves.
In April 21 people died at one of the Ngundu curves after the driver of a Megalink bus they were travelling in failed to negotiate the curve and veered off the road before hitting a tree.

1 comments:

had a nightmare before Ngudndu(towards Beit) when an nocming driver tried to overtake 3 trucks and four cars.stil have the vision.those curves require patience

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