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2 killed, 13 injured in accident

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Men from a local tow company working on towing a Granvia which over turned and killed two  ten km before Plumtree town  from Bulawayo yesterday1
Men from a local tow company tow a Granvia which over turned and killed two people , ten km before Plumtree from Bulawayo yesterday

Two people died while 13 others were injured yesterday when a Plumtree-bound vehicle they were travelling in burst its rear tyre and rolled several times at the 30km peg along the Bulawayo-Plumtree Road.

By Benson Dube

According to eyewitnesses, the accident involved a Toyota Granvia which was carrying 14 passengers from Bulawayo.

One of the crash victims, a woman, reportedly died on the spot while another man died on admission at Plumtree Hospital. Three seriously injured passengers were taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals.

“The driver said the rear left wheel burst and he panicked, resulting in him losing control and the vehicle overturned several times,”  a witness identified as Stephen Ncube said.

“The driver and the passenger who was on the front seat were lucky because they had put on their safety belts. The rest were thrown out (of the moving vehicle).”

Police in Matabeleland South could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Men from a local tow company working on pulling a Granvia which over turned and killed two  ten km before Plumtree town  from Bulawayo yesterday

Men from a local tow company working on pulling a Granvia which over turned and killed two  ten km before Plumtree town  from Bulawayo yesterday2

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