Gweru River Accident, Police Retrieve Two Bodies
The swept away car, in which six people, including the driver are feared dead, is recovered. It was with two dead bodies in it.
Four other people believed to have been in the car are still missing.
The Toyota Hilux was swept off a flooded bridge on Gweru River along the Gweru-Matobo Road yesterday morning.
By last night, the Gweru CPU and the police sub-aqua unit were still searching for the missing people. These are thought to be four men and two women.
The vehicle was still to be located. Although the compressor it was towing was found dumped on the riverbank, a few kilometres downstream.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko last night said search parties spent. The whole day yesterday searching for the missing people and the vehicle, to no avail.
“The District Civil Protection Unit and the sub-aqua unit spent the whole day searching for the missing six people. They believed to be four male and two female adults who were swept away by the flooded Gweru River. It happened this morning. The search continued until this evening, but no one has been found yet,” said Insp Mahoko.