11 people have died in a road traffic accident which occurred at 4am, Thursday morning near the Ministry of Transport workshop in Kamativi.

 Ten died on the spot and the 11th one died at Kamativi clinic while 119 have been injured.

The accident occurred when the passengers heard a loud burst resulting in the driver losing control of the vehicle.

The 10-tonne truck was carrying 130 passengers from Siabuwa, Binga to Hwange where they were scheduled to attend a church conference.

According to one of the passengers who survived the accident, Mr Clever Ncube, the driver acknowledged that the truck lost brakes before they arrived in Binga.

However, due to the nagging from the passengers that they need to arrive at the conference on time, they proceeded and got to Kamativi where the situation worsened.

“We heard a loud burst so we were not sure whether it was the brakes or the tyres. So the truck just veered off the road and overturned and that’s where some of the church members died,” Ncube said.

The True Apostolic Mission pastor, Reverend Paul Mukucha confirmed that the all the victims were attending a church conference organised by his parish in Hwange.


Source: ZBC