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    Grisly head-on accident kills 4 in Masvingo


    MASVINGO – All four passengers driving in a Toyota Hilux twin cab were killed in a chilling accident around midday on Sunday when their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a tanker whose front axle and fuel tank it ripped off.
    Three of the passengers who all died on the spot were severely dismembered when the Hilux hit the tanker 13km from Masvingo along Masvingo – Mutare Road.
    Police confirmed the accident and the Acting Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said; "There was a head on collision involving a Toyota double cab and a heavy truck at the 282KM peg near Kyle turn off, three people in the double cab died on the spot, Ignatius Madidi (67) of Northend Bulawayo, Rosemary Madidi of Bulawayo Northend and Shadreck Tamanewako Mahuke while the fourth one, Kudakwashe Madidi later died on Monday in Harare at Parirenyatwa Hospital," said Dhewa.
    Sources said three of the people in the car were relatives who included the driver and his wife who were travelling from Chipinge where they had gone to see progress on the construction of their house and going to Bulawayo where they stayed. The fourth person had asked for a lift at Tanganda Halt.
    The hilux was reduced to a heap of metal while the passengers were cut into pieces in the process.
    "I saw the car encroaching my lane and I hooted but it was still coming straight at me. I decided to get off the road but I could not go far off before they hit me,," said Abraham Hlahla (61) the driver of the tanker.
    Rosemary and Ignatius Madidi who are husband and wife have since been buried in Mavurawa Village in Buhera under Chief Nyashanu.
    Mahuke was buried in Chipinge under Chief Mutema in Nyamute Village yesterday (Wednesday).
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