MASVINGO - Seven people are reported to have died on the spot on Tuesday night when a Mazda MPV was hit by a runaway Tombs bus trailer at the 126 km peg along the Beitbridge - Masvingo highway.
Though no comment could immediately be obtained from the police, sources said Never Moyo (46) from Kwekwe was driving the Tombs bus towards Masvingo with 36 passengers on board.
As the bus approached Avhunga Secondary School in Rutenga, the trailer of the bus got dislodged and it crushed into the Mazda MPV vehicle which was travelling towards the opposite direction with eight passengers on board.
The driver of the Mazda is reported to be among those who died while the other two sustained injuries and were rushed to Masvingo Provincial Hospital.
The deceased people were rushed to Neshuro mortuary and their names were yet to be disclosed by the time of going to print.