By SIMBARASHE SITHOLE
TWO people died while three others were injured on Monday when a Honda fit they were travelling in veered off the road before overturning two times after a rear tyre burst at the 51 kilometre peg along Harare –Mukumbura road.
The deceased were identified as James Mafiku (43) of Rigiview, Mount Darwin and Patience Rusinamwana of Kandeya Seconadry School in Mount Darwin died upon admission at Concession hospital.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm a road fatal accident at the 51kilometer peg where a Mount Darwin bound red Honda fit registration number AES 7711 over turned after a tyre burst over tuned and killed two passengers the other three passengers are being treated at Concession District Hospital,” Mundembe said.
In an unrelated case a Bindura man was fatally struck by a bolt of lightning while taking a bath in Chingwara village, Bindura.
According to the police Forget Machungwa (23) died in a bathroom after being ravaged by lightning and was identified lying on the floor by his wife Rudo Matsai (19) who also informed the deceased’s brother Delight Muchemwa, Muchemwa subsequently filed a police report.
Inspector Mundembe warned people to avoid getting in conduct with water during storm and to be removing metal objects on their bodies.
“We are appealing for people to avoid getting in conduct with water during storm because it is an excellent conductor of lightning, we are also warning people to avoid wearing metal objects like jewellery and belts during thunderstorm as they risk being struck by lightning,” Mundembe said.