Police Confirm Accident That Killed 6 ZANU PF Members In Buhera
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed a road traffic accident that claimed the lives of six ZANU PF members in Buhera on Saturday evening.
In a statement, ZRP said an Isuzu lorry with 40 passengers on board collided head-on with a Nissan Diesel truck which had one passenger on board.
Police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. Reads the statement:
The ZRP confirms a fatal road traffic accident that occurred on 25/03/23 along Murambinda – Betera Road, near Mugombe Primary School, in which six people died while 18 others were injured when an Isuzu lorry with 40 passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with a Nissan Diesel truck which had one passenger on board.
The bodies of the victims were taken to Murambinda Hospital mortuary for postmortem whilst the injured are admitted at the same hospital.
Police, however, are yet to release the names of the six people who perished in the tragic accident.
The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) has attributed road accidents to speeding, overtaking error, not giving way, following too close, reversing error, negligent pedestrian/ cyclists and fatigue.
Individuals can take measures to prevent the chances of accidents when driving. These are:
- Drive at the prescribed speed limits on the various roads. Always remember that “Speed thrills but kills”.
- Always put on helmets, seat belts and other safety equipment before driving a bicycle/motorcycle/vehicle. Always remember that “Safety saves”.
- Do not drink and drive. Always remember that “You cannot hold a pen properly after two pegs, what about the driving wheel?”
- Never use mobile phones or earphones while driving. Always remember “A mobile call on the road may be the last call of your life”.
- Know the traffic signs, signals, lights and traffic safety rules before you hit the road. Always remember that “Road safety rules are the best tools to avoid accidents”.
- Do not drive for long hours in a stretch. Have proper breaks after every 2 hours of continuous driving. Always remember that “Man is a man and not a machine”.
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