Ambulance Accident Claims Four

A Karoi District Hospital ambulance accident has claimed the lives of four people, the driver, an escort nurse and two patients.

It is reported that the ambulance collided with a two-tonne truck that was travelling to Kariba at the 196-kilometre-peg along Harare-Chirundu highway near Buffalo Downs yesterday.

The driver was identified as Laurence Lundu (39) while the escort nurse was identified as Marjury Matutu (age not given).

The patients, identified as Patricia Murisa was an 18-year-old pregnant woman and the other Tichaona Matashu (47) a victim of a previous road traffic accident.

Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident reporting that the ambulance encroached onto the lane of the oncoming truck which had tried to avoid a head-on collision by moving to the right.

All four died on the spot while the driver of the truck, Ryan Murembe of Harare ran away from scene. His two passengers who sustained injuries where taken to Karoi hospital for treatment.

 


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