The Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed the death of seven people in an accident where two buses from the same bus company collided.
In a statement, the ZRP said a fatal road traffic accident occurred today at 0745 hours along the 101 km peg Harare-Chirundu Road between Banket and Chinhoyi near Dondo River Bridge where seven people died after two ZUPCO buses collided head-on.
It indicated that the 1st 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 died and were taken to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital for post-mortem.
It highlighted that 32 passengers sustained serious injuries and are receiving treatment at the same hospital.