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11 bodies identified in Beatrice accident

Story by Jerold Sasa

ELEVEN of the 16 victims who perished in an accident which occurred near Beatrice along the Harare-Masvingo Highway on Friday have been identified, with most of the bodies expected to be collected by their relatives on Sunday.

14 of the bodies are at Chivhu General Hospital while the other two are at Chitungwiza Central Hospital.

Mashonaland East Acting Director Local Government Services, Mr Maxwell Mabhuro was in Chivhu this Saturday, leading all necessary processes.

“We have been here since morning seized with this matter and we can confirm we have identified all the bodies with 11 having their relatives notified,” he said.

A memorial service for the victims is expected to be held at Chivhu Hospital this Sunday.

15 of the victims died on the spot, while one person died at Chitungwiza Hospital, while 29 others were injured.

Meanwhile, 11 of the 16 accident victims have been identified as Joyce Mudzinzwa aged 44 of Epworth, Kelly Kwenda (3) of Epworth, Elisha Jack (6) of Epworth, Elijah Jack Tawananyasha (5) of Epworth, Ezra Jack, an infant aged one year of Epworth, 31-year-old Prudence Mahachi of Epworth, Talent Rangwa (23) of Epworth, Leeroy Kido (8) of Epworth, Lloyd Kido (4) of Epworth, Elmod Ncube (18) of Epworth and Decision Maizivei (26) from Buhera.

The remaining five victims are yet to be identified by their next of kin.

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