Four escape death after pick-up truck is swept into the flooded Gweru river
Four people escaped death by a whisker when the Mazda pick-up truck there were travelling in was swept into the flooded Gweru river before they were rescued by other motorists.
The driver is said to have failed to negotiate the narrow bridge along Matobo road and his vehicle was overpowered by the current and was swept into the Gweru river. The driver managed to get out of the truck and managed to clutch on a nearby willow tree about 500m from the truck leaving 28-year-old Itayi, his wife and two-year-old daughter who were behind the pick-up truck holding onto each other and screamed for help. They were rescued by two motorists Tichaona Jerera and Tichaona Hakunandava who were waiting for the river to subside.
The four were later taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital for monitoring observation.
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