Atleast six people were swept away after a Toyota Hilux double cab vehicle they were travelling with was swept off a flooded bridge on Gweru River along the Gweru-Matobo Road yesterday morning.

The Secretary of Information of Zimbabwe, Nick Mangwana has confirmed that the authorities are still trying to recover the vehicle

“The Local Fire Brigade is trying to recover the bodies and the vehicle,” tweeted Mangwana.

The City of Gweru received heavy downpours leading to flooding in different areas among these areas there is Nashville, Ascot Extension Riverside, Woodlans and Tinshel.

Mangwana has however advised the public to excersise patience instead of attempting to cross flooded rivers.