Twenty-one people have been killed in a road accident at the 20 kilometre-peg along the Tanganda-Chisumbanje road towards Middle Sabi. Most of the most of the dead were burnt beyond recognition.
Witnesses said a T35 truck which was carrying mourners to Manzvire Village in Chisumbanje side-swiped an ethanol tanker resulting in it exploding and burning most of the victims.
When a news crew arrived at the scene, charred bodies were still scattered on the road while other bodies were trapped under the wreckage of the truck. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba said investigations are under way as to determine the cause of the accident.
Meanwhile Greenfuel who own the ethanol tanker that was involved in the accident has issued a condolence message to the deceased familes.
“Green Fuel joins the Chisumbanje community, the nation at large and most importantly the families of the deceased, in mourning the lives tragically lost in a road accident which occurred today in Chipinge South, along the Tanganda –Chiredzi highway near Checheche.
As we come to terms with the devastating aftermath of this tragedy, we convey our sincere heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased.”