4 ZIMRA employees killed, 10 injured in staff bus accident

HARARE – Four employees of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) were killed and 10 others injured on Tuesday evening when their staff bus overturned 90km from Harare on the Masvingo highway.

The bus was ferrying staff members from Beitbridge to Harare when it crashed near Corona shops at around 6PM.

In a statement, ZIMRA said it was not clear what transpired, adding: “We are working with the relevant authorities to assist affected staff members.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the families of those who have passed on and our prayers and best wishes are with those still receiving medical attention.”

Meanwhile, police said they recorded 264 road traffic accidents between April 15 and 18 in which 73 people were killed, up from the 24 who died the previous year.

The busy Easter and Independence holidays were marred by the deaths of 38 people in a bus accident near Chipinge.

“Most serious accidents occurred during the night where most travellers were observed to be moving in large numbers in overloaded vehicles, ignoring safety measures,” police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said.

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