09:56 GMT21 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A road traffic accident in northeastern Zimbabwe has left 17 people dead, law enforcement officials said on Monday.

    "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.

    ​​Law enforcement officials also urged drivers to take greater care on the country's roads.

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