AT LEAST 81 people have died in road accidents during the festive season, a marked increase from the 75 that died in the corresponding period last year.
POLICE yesterday expressed concern over the rise in the number of road accidents and deaths this festive season saying 31 people had already been killed in 515 accidents recorded since last week.
TWO soccer fans died on the spot yesterday while another two were seriously injured 30km from Victoria Falls on the Bulawayo Highway after the driver of a truck they were travelling in lost control and hit trees.
THE spate of fatal road accidents across the country ahead of the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays next week is a serious cause of concern.
THE government’s robust response to the increasing carnage on the country’s roads is encouraging, but a word of caution has to be sounded lest the good intentions brew a disaster in future.
FIVE Highlanders supporters based in Gweru were on Sunday involved in an accident that left one of them seriously injured.
A FATHER and his two children died when an overloaded Toyota Fun Cargo vehicle they were passengers in burst a front tyre and rolled four times at the 20km peg along the Zvishavane-Mataga Road last week.
TWO Gampu Primary School pupils in Bulawayo were yesterday knocked down by a speeding vehicle at a zebra crossing along Luveve Road close to Mpopoma High School.