A motorist died on the spot while two passengers sustained serious injuries when a vehicle they were traveling in veered off the road and caught fire in Bulawayo last night.
The accident happened at Nketa 6 Park, outside Bulawayo’s central business district.
Bulawayo province police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident and said the driver of the vehicle was aged between 30 to 35 years while the injured passengers were ferried to Mpilo Hospital for medical attention.
The police suspect the accident was due to speeding.
Eyewitnesses say the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road, hit an electric pole before ramming onto a tree resulting in the car catching fire.
Residents of the area are now saying the park is a black spot after witnessing several accidents while some people died after hanging themselves in the park.
They are now calling city fathers to erect some humps around the area to avoid further loss of lives. – State Media