Six die in kombi crash

Six people died while 20 others were injured yesterday when a kombi, they were travelling in veered off the road before overturning at the 24km peg along Bulawayo-nkayi road in Bubi district.

The kombi, which was heading for Bulawayo from Nkayi, had 26 passengers on board, including 11 children.

The accident brings the Heroes’ and Defence forces’ days holiday death toll to 17.

National police spokesperson, assistant commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the accident which occurred around the Nkenyani area close to the Khoce river.

Five people died on the spot while the driver died on admission to Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo.

He said the accident brings the number of people killed over the holidays to 17 while the number of those injured stands at 101 from 75 accidents that occurred in different parts of the country.