Two Zimbabwe United Passenger Company buses have been involved in a head on collision just outside Chinhoyi, along the Harare-Chirindu Highway this morning.

According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) four people died while 32 others were injured.

The accident occurred around 7.45 am at the 101km peg and ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has confirmed the accident.

“The ZRP confirms a fatal road traffic accident that occurred today (23/05/22) at 0745 hours at the 101 km peg Harare-Chirundu Road between Banket and Chinhoyi near Dondo River Bridge where four people died after two ZUPCO buses collided head-on.

“The first ZUPCO bus tried to overtake a haulage truck on its way to Banket whilst the other ZUPCO bus was proceeding in the opposite direction.

Both drivers died on the spot and were trapped under the buses while five passengers also died on spot and were taken to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital for post-mortem.

“32 passengers sustained serious injuries and are receiving treatment at the same hospital,” he said.

The haulage truck driver is said to have tried to warn the driver of the Banket-bound bus by sounding his horn but the bus proceeded to overtake.

One of the survivors, William Mutimutema told police that both buses were speeding.