Date: Monday, 27 July 2014
Location: Chinhamo shops, Seke Road
Involved: Commuter Omnibus
Deaths: 10
Injuries: 2 injured
Cause of accident: Driver of commuter omnibus lost control and veered into a tree

Chinhamo Accident 2014
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Wreckage of the Kombi after the Fatal Crash
Details
Date May 2014
Time Afternoon
Location Chinhamo Shops, Harare- Chitungwiza Highway
Country Zimbabwe
Cause speeding
Statistics
Deaths 10
Injuries 2
Damage damaged

Accident Summary


Details

The accident involved a Chitungwiza-bound commuter omnibus veered off the road and hit a tree. The accident happened after Chinhamo fuel station along the Harare-Chitungwiza highway. According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the driver of the omnibus was speeding and trying to overtake when he lost control of the vehicle.[1] The accident claimed 6 lives on the spot while the other four died in hospital from the injuries sustained.

The bus was carrying a total of 11 passengers, including the driver and the conductor. The injured were ferried to Chitungwiza Hospital and bodies were taken to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals mortuary.The accident spot was said to have claimed the lives of many travellers. It is believed that before this tragic accident, a lot of accidents had occured around this spot.

References

  1. , In pictures: Kombi kills seven on Chitungwiza – Harare highway,The Zimbabwe Mail, published:19 May 2014,retrieved:21 Jan 2015"