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A 13 YEAR-OLD Mutare girl last Friday struck and killed a six-year-old boy with a car after she took the vehicle’s keys and drove it without her father’s permission.

The mother of the boy was also injured in the accident which occurred in Sakubva.

Police confirmed the incident saying the boy was walking with his mother on their way to church when the tragedy struck.

The girl whose identity could not be revealed because of her age reportedly snatched her father’s car keys which were hidden in a kitchen unit drawer.

She rushed to the car and tried to reverse from the backyard of the family home.

Police spokesperson, Inspector Enock Chishiri, said the girl did not check that the back was clear and hit Tashma Tshuma and his mother with the fender of the Toyota Ipsum vehicle.

Tashma died on the spot while the mother, who sustained some injuries, was rushed to Mutare Provincial Hospital where she is recovering.

Chishiri urged parents to place car keys in a safe place where they cannot be accessed by minors.

“Parents should place keys at a place which is out of reach of children to avoid similar incidences in future,” said Chishiri.

Source : New Zimbabwe