The vehicle was carrying seven people in the back. Two of them were killed and two were injured, one seriously. The driver drove through the ambush, and sought assistance for the injured at the Maringue health centre.
But because of Renamo attacks in the region, the health professionals, like most residents of the town, have fled, and the health centre has effectively been abandoned. Staff at the Maringue district administration, however, helped transfer the victims across the provincial boundary, to a health centre in Macossa, in Manica province.
In a second attack nearby, Renamo opened fire on another truck, but the diver managed to escape. The gunmen looted the truck of the foodstuffs it was carrying, and then set it on fire.