Twelve people died in two separate road traffic accidents on Sunday, police confirmed yesterday. Eight people died on Sunday evening along the Harare-Masvingo Highway when a Toyota Noah they were travelling in rammed into a haulage truck.
The Toyota Noah had 11 passengers on board, and the driver is understood to have failed to give way before ramming into a haulage truck that was travelling in the same direction.
The car overturned before landing on its right side.
In another accident, a Mazda Demio vehicle with four passengers on board collided with a Yutong bus along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Highway, killing three people on the spot including a policeman. Snr Assist Comm Charamba urged motorists to observe traffic regulations and always be extra-cautious when driving to avoid loss of lives.