Six People Drown as Haulage Truck and Excavator fall into river in Zimbabwe


Six people have reportedly died as a result of drowning after both a truck and an excavator fell into the Mupfure River in Zimbabwe.

According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), the incident occurred on the 29th of July 2022 at the 54km peg along Harare –Masvingo road.

The statement issued by the police on Sunday, July 31 read:

“A haulage truck with four occupants on board side swiped with an excavator with two people on board resulting in both vehicles falling in the Mupfure River.

“One person managed to swim to the shore while the other six drowned. On 30/07/22, Police from SubAqua retrieved two bodies of the victims from the river. The body of the other victim is still trapped in the haulage truck while two others are still missing.”