A fatal accident has happened in Zvishavane leaving residents of the mining town in a state of shock.

At least five people are feared dead after a Toyota Granvia which they were travelling in was involved in an accident with a bus just outside Zvishavane on the highway to Bulawayo.

 Eye witnesses told journalists that the Granvia turned right in front of the Bercam bus as it sought to avoid a roadblock ahead.

The bus is then reported to have rammed into the kombi dragging it for an approximate 50 metres.