Nine Shangani ac­ci­dent vic­tims named

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chron­i­cle Cor­re­spon­dent

PO­LICE have iden­ti­fied nine of the 10 peo­ple who per­ished in a road ac­ci­dent that hap­pened along the Harare-Bu­l­awayo Road last Fri­day near Shangani.

The crash oc­curred at the 369KM peg at around 3PM, killing eight on the spot. Two oth­ers died later - one on the way to the hospi­tal and the other on ad­mis­sion to the United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tals.

The ve­hi­cle, a Toy­ota Gran­via burst its right rear tyre, veered off the road and rolled thrice.

It was trav­el­ling to­wards Gweru with 13 pas­sen­gers on board. The driver is among the dead.

Po­lice yes­ter­day re­leased the names of nine ac­ci­dent vic­tims as one is yet to be iden­ti­fied.

Na­tional po­lice spokesper­son Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Paul Ny­athi said those who died are Bon­gani Ndlovu (25), Sitheni Ndlovu (23), Phanuel Chidyiwa Chikandiwa (64), Preggy Chibwe (57), Sun­y­boy Nkomo (39), Nyasha Ma­gasa (27) and Abigail Gwezere (35).

The other two were iden­ti­fied as Mnce­disi Moyo (30) from Mpopoma in Bu­l­awayo and Allen Lunga of Ndlovu homestead un­der Chief Bun­ina in the Mid­land prov­ince.

Chief Supt Ny­athi urged mem­bers of the pub­lic who are miss­ing a rel­a­tive to visit Gweru Gen­eral Hospi­tal for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pur­poses.

He ap­pealed to trav­ellers to carry iden­ti­fi­ca­tion par­tic­u­lars at all times. “Mem­bers of the pub­lic are en­cour­aged to carry their iden­tity cards or pass­ports when trav­el­ling from one point to an­other. This will help in iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­cesses in case of any mishaps,” said Chief Supt Ny­athi. — @nqot­shili

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