About 6 passengers were killed this past Friday when the car they were travelling in suddenly left road and overturned at speed.

Only one person survived this latest Harare-Bulawayo road accident near Gweru.

According to police reports, a  Toyota Ipsum  veered off the road and overturned, killing 6 people on the spot.

The person who survived the crash was admitted at Gweru General Hospital while the deceased were taken to the same hospital for post-mortem.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi described the horror crash to reporters;

“A Toyota Ipsum was travelling along Harare-Bulawayo Road with seven passengers on board, on approaching the 340km peg; the driver encroached on to the lane of an oncoming vehicle resulting in a side swipe.

“The driver lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road to the left and overturned before landing on its roof resulting in six people dying on the spot.” Names of the victims are yet to be released because their next of kin are still to be advised.

Meanwhile, one person died on the spot in Harare at  Zindoga Shopping Centre after a truck he was driving veered off the road and plunged into a river.