Chisumbanje disaster: Police identify 14

HARARE - Police have so far identified 14 out of the 24 victims who perished in the Chisumbanje road disaster.
Six people who survived the horrific crash on Wednesday morning are receiving treatment, with some of them still in critical condition.

According to a police report sent to Green Fuel yesterday, the survivors sustained serious injuries and are admitted at Chipinge District Hospital  while police are still making frantic efforts to identify the other deceased.

According to the police report, 24 people were burned in the tragic accident that has plunged the country into mourning.

Among those identified, six of them are from the Mlambo family.

They were travelling to a funeral.
The funeral hearse was coming from Chegutu to Mariya Village.

Lillian Muungani, Green Fuel’s spokesperson, said they were devastated by the tragic accident and offered their condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased.

Comments (6)

May there Souls rest in etrnal peace. May God intervenes in such a time as this.

REV. L. MAADZA - 1 November 2013

This tragic accident should NOT have happened. My sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families involved. However, there are some unexplained or strange things to consider: (a) I hear the vehicles met head on at high speed. Why was this tanker moving at high speed, when he was carrying a dangerous cargo? Was he late in setting off? Or did he stop to see a girlfriend along the way? (b) Why was the T35 travelling at high speed? A coffin should be transported at a seemly speed. Because they were travelling at high speed, they could not stop in time. (c) How come the drivers of the veicles could not see each other? I am told the accident occurred at 7am in the morning. They should have slowed down and stopped to let the other vehicle pass. (d) Many drivers in Zimbabwe drive without licences or they buy them. We are going to see a lot more accidents in the near future because someone buys a licence. Govt should stop this business of turning a blind eye toward this practice. Let's save lives, rather than illegally pocket a few dollars.

Salamander - 2 November 2013

May their souls rest in peace.

Mapepa J.Nyasha - 2 November 2013

It was a very painful and shocking occurrence . However, it was a lesson learnt for the nation and similar disasters should be minimized by all means and at all costs.

Marowero Fatar Paul - 2 November 2013

may their souls rest in peace

forget mpande - 3 November 2013

this is such a heart breaking accident may the souls rest in eternal peace

matiza - 13 January 2014

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