Nissan Hardbody accident kills 5 on the spot ,injured 9 in Gokwe

accident-zrpFIVE people died on the spot while 9 others were injured when a Nissan Hardbody truck they were travelling in overturned at the 30km peg alomg the Gokwe-Nemangwe road just outside Gokwe Town Centre.
The injured were taken to Gokwe Hospital.Sources said the vehicle which was carrying Veterinary Department Employees failed to negotiate a steep ascent resulting in it rolling backwards and overturning.The truck belonged to Ministry of Agriculture,Mechanism ,and lrrigation Development.
Assistant Midlands Provincial Police spokesperson ,Assistant Emmanuel Mahoko said the accident involved a Nissan truck with 14 passengers on board.
“The truck was being driven by Taingana Nyoni(34) towards Gokwe from Siabuwa when it disengaged started rolling backwards and landed on its back,trapping five passengers”,Mahoko said.
Police identified the deceased as thre women,Ms Kudzai Marian Sibanda,of Goredema Veterinary Dept,Ms Opah Dube,of Copper Queen Veterinary Dept,Ms Tsungai Maturure of Kuwirirana Veterinary Dept and Mr Elia Mashiri(34) of Mutora in Gokwe North and Mr Foster Masiya of Murunguziva Veterinary Dept.
Reports say 9 more people were injured in the accident before being taken to Gokwe South District Hospital.The bodies of the deceased were also taken to Gokwe District Hospital mortuary.
The vehicle was later reported taken to Vehicle Inspection Department(VID) for inspection and further investigation.
In a separate incident 13 Zimbabweans perished when a commuter they were travelling in collided with a broken-down truck near Baobab Toll Plaza in the N1 Musina.
Police Colonel Ronnel Otto said 12 people died on the spot and another one died in Musina Hospital.7 were critically injured.He said they were going home and the taxi was overloaded.
The taxi was carrying 20 passengers including the driver.A cullpable homicide case was opened. Accident


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