14 people lose their lives in weekend accidents

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FOURTEEN people died in two separate road traffic accidents that occurred around the Kadoma area along the Harare-Bulawayo Road at the weekend.

Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the first accident, which occurred a few kilometres outside Kadoma on Saturday, killing seven people, leaving nine others injured in a pile up involving three vehicles — a commuter omnibus, Toyota Vitz and a Honda Fit, saying the accident occurred at Ngwena shops near Empress turn-off.

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accident-1The second accident, which claimed seven people, was confirmed by Kadoma mayor, Muchineripi Chinyanganya.

It’s been a bloody week for our roads. My director of health has just told me seven people died in a accident that happened Saturday, six of them died on the same day while one died this morning (Sunday),” he said. “Just after lunch (yesterday), another accident happened and was attended to by our ambulance and fire team, details are still sketchy but I am told seven people could have died in the accident.”

Charamba could not confirm the latest accident, saying she had not yet received the report

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