Police release names of Featherstone accident victims
Police have released names of 14 of the 19 people who were killed in the Featherstone Commuter Omnibus Disaster last week.
The nineteen people died in a head-on collision involving a commuter omnibus and a haulage truck at Wengezi Bridge last Friday, with all passengers of the commuter omnibus dead.
The 14 are: Paidamoyo Dick, Nokutenda Nhau, Charity Chidende, Jesca Njanike, Gore Mujere, Sign Muteiwa, Francisca Madzamba, Munyaradzi Murwira, Webster Mutuimwe , Michael Zambuke, Patrick Chingwende and three children — Comfort Chirume (two months), Vanisa Kamabarami (two months) and Tinotenda Dudzai (0ne year).
The names were announced after the victims’ close relatives had been informed. Police are yet to publish names of the remaining five.
All the 19 victims were travelling in the commuter omnibus. Four others were seriously injured.
Investigations are still in progress to establish the cause of the accident. No one has been charged yet.
On Friday, 16 people died on the spot, but the death toll rose on Saturday after three others succumbed to injuries while in hospital.