Six people  are feared dead after a Toyota twin cab they were travelling in was swept  away when the driver tried to cross a flooded Gweru river along the Gweru- Motobo road this morning.

When the news crew arrived at the scene around 11 am, the District Civil Protection Unit, led by the Gweru District Development Coordinator, Mr Jorum Chimedza were at the scene organising the sub Aqua unit.

The Twin cab which was towing a compressor was still missing as well with witnesses suspecting it could still be trapped under the turbulent waters.


The compressor was discovered some 30 metres down stream on the  shores of the river.

Said Mr Chimedza,

“We are still waiting for the Sub aqua unit so that they can trace if we can locate the six people who were in  the car when it was wept away.  The car is also missing and only a compressor which it was towing  had been found,” he said

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