Holiday death toll rises

car_damagedHARARE - Six family members died this week after a Nissan Hardbody they were travelling in was involved in an accident along the Birchenough Bridge-Mt. Selinda road, bringing the heroes holiday death toll to 29.

Twenty-nine people have been killed while 23 others were seriously injured in 198 traffic accidents recorded since Friday, a senior police officer has said. The family which perished in the crash is said to have been headed to Mt Selinda when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a pothole and veered off the road, before rolling several times.

The deceased were identified as Shyleen Siyanda (8), Malvern Siyanda (17), Mashama Siyanda (40), Mureyi Siyanda (age

unknown), Manyika Mufambeni (15) and Listen Tasa (12). Seven others sustained serious injuries, including leg fractures.

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