Tragedy as school children die in accident

An unconfirmed number of school children including ECD pupils reportedly died in Nyameni, Marondera after two pirate taxis popularly known as mushikashika collided head-on along Ruzawi Road this afternoon.

Reports suggest that a driver of a Honda Fit from Marondera attempted to overtake another vehicle resulting in a head-on collision with another Honda Fit carrying school children.

When The Herald arrived at the accident scene, one of the vehicles was being toured away while officers from the police traffic section were busy attending to the scene.

The injured were ferried to Marondera hospital while the deceased were taken to the same hospital’s mortuary.
Mashonaland East Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachiyi said he will supply more details of the accident later.

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