Wednesday, 08 December 2021 06:09 GMT

Car crash in Zimbabwe killed 21


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) 21 people died when a truck they were travelling in failed to negotiate a curve and overturned at Jimila Business Centre in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe, ZBC reported.

Police Action Senior Staff Officer, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said 15 people died on the spot, while the other six died upon admission at Tsholotsho District Hospital.

He added that the accident occurred when the driver of the Nissan UD truck belonging to the Ministry of Health and Child Care lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road to the right and overturned several times before landing on its roof.

According to some of the passengers who spoke to the ZBC News, the truck stopped three times as arguments erupted between the driver and the 69 passengers that were on board.

According to Matabeleland North Provincial Medical Director, Dr Nyasha Masuka, 21 of the injured passengers are now admitted at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo with two in critical condition, while four are at the United Bulawayo Hospital.

The rest are admitted at Tsholotsho District Hospital.

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