Another November Birthday Celebration Which Ended In Tragedy As 3 people Get Burnt Alive.
As they say, November is cursed, associated with bad things and this year it has proven to be targeting those who are celebrating their birthdays and driving.
Not so long after the death of Genius ‘Ginimbi” Kadungure, another similar accident claimed four people when a Mercedes Benz c200 collided head-on with a BMW X5 near Kariba Airport on Sunday Afternoon.
According to a local publication iHarare, the birthday girl is lucky to have survived the accident as she did not join her colleagues who are believed to have bought some beers at Nyamhunga Shopping Center before heading to the Airpot bar.
It is recorded that the accident happened when her friends were driving to pick her up. Just like how it happened on Ginimbi’s accident, 3 passengers were trapped in the car which burnt beyond recognition.
According to spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyati, investigations into the accident are going on, though they suspect overspeeding to be the cause.
“We are still conducting investigations into what could have caused the accident, but preliminary findings point to speeding as the driver failed to negotiate a curve,” he said.
The deceased were identified as Fortunate Dandajene (47), Jeremiah Matimbe (50), Charles Mandebvu (50), and Corporal Patience Ganni (31) of the Zimbabwe National Army.
The other occupants in the BMW X5 were seriously injured and taken to Kariba District Hospital and the driver of the BMW X5 who was reportedly headed for Harare died on the spot.
This is the second accident of such a nature to happen in Zimbabwe, all within a space of 1 week.
Other Stories To Read: