Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
THREE people, including a policeman and his three-year-old son, died on the spot while eight others were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in burst a tyre and overturned near Mashava.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the accident occurred at the 42km peg along the Masvingo-Mbalabala Road near Mashava Mine on Friday at around 12 noon.
He said the bodies of the deceased were taken to Masvingo General Hospital mortuary for post-mortems.
The injured passengers were rushed to the same hospital for treatment where the condition of one passenger is said to be critical.
He said the other seven passengers were in a stable condition.
“I can confirm that three people including a 27-year- old policeman who was based in Bulawayo and his three- year-old son died on the spot in a road traffic accident.
“The vehicle they were travelling in burst rear left tyre and swerved to the right before it overturned once and landed on its roof facing east at the 42km peg near Mashava Mine,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
He said the names of the deceased were being withheld until their next of kin were notified.