"The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the death of 17 people in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred at the 130 KM peg along Harare-Nyamapanda Road on 27 December 2020 at around 1740 hours," law enforcement officials said in a statement that was published on Twitter by the Zimbabwe Republic Police.
Fourteen people were said to have died at the scene of the head-on collision between a pick-up truck and a saloon, the police said. Three others were pronounced dead at hospital.
2/2 Homepark, Macheke on 28/12/2020. The driver failed to control the bus and it landed on the on the right side. The victim was then trapped.— Zimbabwe Republic Police (@PoliceZimbabwe) December 28, 2020
Law enforcement officials also urged drivers to take greater care on the country's roads.