Kariba accident death toll rises to 5

The death toll in the Kariba accident has risen to five following the death of one woman yesterday.

This comes amid mass transfer of 19 of the people injured in the accident to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital to receive specialised care.

Kariba district Civil Protection Committee acting chairperson Ms Patience Mubango said resources were being mobilised to manage the situation.

The accident left five people dead and 27 others injured when a UD truck they were travelling in was involved in an accident along the Makuti-Kariba Road.

One of the injured Lister Nigo speaking on his hospital bed said he sustained chest and head injuries.

Others sustained broken bones, bruises and deep cuts.

Among those in the truck were civil servants and Kariba residents coming from Kasvisva for the 42nd Independence celebrations.