Chivhu-Buhera death toll rises to 14

By Phillipa Jaja

The Chivhu-Buhera accident death toll has risen to 14.

Police had last week identified 13 dead victims of the fatal accident that occurred on the 5km peg along Chivhu-Buhera that left 40 others injured.

However, ZRP today confirmed that the death toll had risen to 14 victims following the death of Cephas Muringani (46), who was admitted at Howard Mission Hospital.

Reference is made to the ZRP press statement dated April 18 2023 on fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 16/04/2023 at the 5 Kilometer peg along Chivhu-Buhera Road.

“The death toll has risen to 14 following the death of Cephas Muringani (46) who was admitted at Howard Mission Hospital.”

There are several factors that can contribute to bus accidents in Zimbabwe which include poor road conditions, overloading, driver fatigue, speeding, inadequate maintenance, reckless driving, and a lack of driver training.

Police have repeatedly implored public service vehicle drivers to be cautious on the roads and comply with all road rules and regulations to safeguard lives.

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