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Eleven people died in three separate road accidents between Thursday and yesterday, police said.

Yesterday morning, near Shangani, a sedan heading to Bulawayo burst a tyre, left its lane and smashed into an oncoming car.Five people died on the spot and a sixth victim succumbed to his injuries on admission to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).

The accident occurred at about 10am at the 341km peg along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway.

National Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said four other people died in another accident on Thursday along the Mutare-Chimanimani Road.

She said the driver of a Zimbabwe National Army truck with 16 passengers on board had a side-swipe with an Atico Benz, which was travelling in the same direction.

The army truck veered off the road to the right and overturned, throwing out all the passengers before landing on its roof.

“Three passengers from the truck died on the spot while a fourth died on admission at Mutare Provincial Hospital,” said Snr Asst Comm Charamba.

Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo told The Chronicle that a man died in the city centre early yesterday morning after losing control of his BMW while coming from a night- club.

Police said the driver appeared to have lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Fife Street and Connaught Avenue at around 5am.

Source : The Herald