21 people die in Zimbabwe road accident

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/12/4 17:57:44

A total of 21 people died while 48 others were injured in a road accident in Tsholotsho, southwest of the capital Harare on Saturday, the state-run Herald newspaper reported Monday.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has since declared the accident a state of national disaster.

"The accident occurred after the driver of a Nissan truck that was travelling to Tsholotsho with 69 passengers on board failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle, which veered off to the right and overturned several times before landing on its roof," the newspaper quoted police spokesperson Paul Nyathi as saying.

He said the 28-year-old driver, who is among the injured, was speeding.

The victims were Ministry of Health malaria control program workers on duty.

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