5 ighlanders’ Football Club supporters(including 2 police officers) died while five others were seriouslyy injured in an accident along the Bulawayo-Gwanda Road on Saturday night.

The accident occurred at around 8PM at the 20km peg, just before the meandering escarpment popularly referred to as “Danger” when the driver of a Toyota Gaia they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a tree.

The nine passengers and driver were coming from Barbourfields Stadium where Highlanders had taken on Caps United in the final of the ZNA Commander Charities’ Shield.

Bosso lost the match 2-3 after a penalty shootout following a 0-0 stalemate in regulation time.

The injured victims are admitted to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

 “I can confirm the death of five people who were involved in a car accident at the 20km peg along Bulawayo-Gwanda Road near the danger point. The driver lost control of the car and it veered off the road before it hit a tree. Two people died on the spot while two others died upon admission to hospital. The other one who was in the intensive care unit died today (yesterday),” said Nyathi.

He said they were travelling in a black Toyota Gaia and there were 10 people on board.

Chief Supt Nyathi appealed to motorists to be cautious.