UPDATED: 6 perish in kombi crash

Tendai Mugabe and Walter Mswazie

Six people died instantly at Maranda turn off, 166 kilometres from Masvingo on the Beitbridge Highway after their south-bound kombi collided head-on with a haulage truck that was heading north towards Masvingo early yesterday morning.

The six included the driver of the kombi.

Three passengers in the haulage truck were injured, treated at Mwenezi Hospital and discharged.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the names of the dead will be released once their next of kin have been notified.

“The kombi flashed its lights at the haulage truck, resulting in the driver of the haulage truck encroaching into the other lane, resulting in a head-on collision,” he said.

“The kombi was trapped under the haulage truck.

“All six passengers in the kombi, including the driver, died on the spot and their bodies were taken to Neshuro District Hospital mortuary for a post mortem.”

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