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A MARANGE woman died on the spot while her five month daughter sustained serious injuries after she jumped off a moving vehicle.

Fearing the worst, Dorothy Matautse, 19, decided to jump out of the car after the driver who had offered him a lift failed to stop at her intended destination.

The incident took place at 31 km peg along Mutare-Masvingo highway on Tuesday at around 1400 hours.

Police confirmed the incident saying the Matautse, of Chikwiro village, Chief Marange, could have thought the driver wanted to kidnap her.

Acting police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda said Matautse boarded a white pickup truck going to 22 Miles area and sat at the back with her daughter while a male driver sat alone at the front.

When the car arrived at 22 miles, Chananda said Matautse reportedly shouted to the driver that she had arrived at her destination.

“The driver did not stop and Matautse jumped while the vehicle was in motion carrying her baby. She thought she was being kidnapped,” said Chananda.

The police spokesperson said Matautse sustained serious head injuries while the baby was rushed to Mutare General Hospital where she is reported to be in a critical condition.

“Matautse died from head injuries while the baby is critical,” said Chananda.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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