Govt, Blue Circle company commit to assist Beitbridge accident victims

By Staff Writer

THE government alongside the Blue Circle buses company have committed to assist the Beitbridge accident victims during their worst time of difficulty.

This follows a bloody accident involving a Blue Circle bus over the weekend which was caused y loss of control after a stray donkey was hit by the bust.

So far nine people have died and several others injured on the back of expectations that the death toll will further rise.

Matabeleland South Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution ,Dr Evelyn Ndlovu who visited the hospital Sunday confirmed the developments.
She said the accident was devastating and expressed her condolences to the grieving families and wished those hospitalised a a speedy recovery .

“This is a sad moment for us and for both who have passed away .Our governmet will take charge of the burial costs ande in the case of those who were injured , we will take care of their medication and their upkeep while they are hospitalised.

“We are grateful to our President for allowing us to have such a scheme to assist our people when they are in dire need.

“I encourage communities living along the high ways to pen their animals , especially at night to avoid the recurrence of accidents involving domestic animals,” she said.

Dr Ndlovu said where there is a servitude fence along highways people should jealously guard it against vandalism to save their animals and human lives.
Blue Circle director David Gonyora also committed to assist the victims.

“We express our condolences to the grieving families including our long serving driver and we are wishing those who were inured to fully recover in the shortest possible time.So far we have managed to facilitate the transportation of those critically injured to Bulawayo for medical attention,” she said.

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