THREE people died while more than 10 were injured when the vehicles they were travelling in crashed in two separate accidents along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road, police have said.
The accidents occured between Saturday and Monday.
A two-year-old girl and two drivers are among the dead. The bodies were taken to Masvingo Provincial Hospital while the injured were rushed to the same hospital where their condition remains stable but critical.
Masvingo police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula said in one of the accidents a Honda Fit had two passengers on board while the other vehicle, a Toyota Fun Cargo had 12 passengers when the tragedy struck.
She identified the deceased as Prichard Masango of AFM Church in Ngundu, Wilfred Jena (30) of Sewe -ZPS Masvingo and Shalon Muzandura (2) of Chikuhwa Village under Chief Charumbira
She said in the first accident which occurred on Saturday the driver, Masango attempted to avoid a haulage truck carrying an abnormal load and his vehicle overturned killing him on the spot while injuring one passenger at the 90 km peg along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road.
Police said on Monday Jena was driving a Toyota Fun Cargo along Masvingo-Great Zimbabwe Road en-route Nemamwa growth point. At the 15 km peg his vehicle burst its left rear tyre and he lost control, veered off the road and it rolled twice before landing on its wheels.
“Nine passengers including Jena, the driver were injured. They were rushed to Masvingo General Hospital but Jena and Shalon died before arrival. The injured are still admitted to the same hospital where two passengers’ condition remains critical while others are stable,” she said. chronicle.