Police seek help to identify road accident victims

Police in Bulawayo are seeking assistance from the public to positively identify the bodies of the three people who died in an accident yesterday along Nketa drive near Tshabalala as they did not have any form of identification on them.

The deceased’s remains, including a three-month-old baby, were ferried to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) for post-mortem.

Bulawayo police spokesperson, Inspector Abednico Ncube said six people were also injured during the horrific accident.

“One driver Sandile Dlamini aged  27 years of Nketa was driving a Honda Fit along Nketa drive due south with six passengers on board and had a head-on collision with Sipho Magutshwa, a female adult aged 29 years also of Nketa Bulawayo who was driving a Nissan Elgrand with two passengers on board,” said Inspector Ncube.

He said the circumstances leading to the accident are that Dlamini tried to overtake another vehicle without having a proper lookout and when it was not safe to do so and had a head-on collision with Sipho Magutshwa who was driving along the same road due north. 

Inspector Ncube said as a result of the accident six people [two passengers from each vehicle and both drivers] were injured and were ferried to Mpilo hospital.

“We urge motorists especially Honda fit Mshikashika not to overload their vehicles and exercise extreme caution on our road so as to avoid unnecessary loss of life. We also warn these pirate taxies not to compete on the roads as they put people’s lives at risk,” he said.

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