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A four-year-old Chegutu boy died and four other pedestrians, including his sister and mother are hospitalised after a car veered off the road and hit them while they were walking in Chegutu.The boy whose name has not been released as his next of kin have not yet been notified was among several people walking along the road when the accident occurred.

Tragedy struck when the driver of a Toyota Raum, Maxwell Matumba (41) who was travelling to Shurugwi from Harare lost control of the vehicle and it veered off at the 106-kilometre peg in Chegutu along the Harare-Bulawayo Road hitting five people who were taken to hospital and the boy died on admission.

Police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara confirmed the incident adding that investigations into the cause of the accident were still in progress.

Insp Mabgweazara urged motorists to observe speed limits.

Source : The Herald