Three people died while nine others were injured after the driver of a Toyota Hiace kombi they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle which then rolled several times before landing on its roof at the 237km peg along the Harare-Mutare highway on Monday.
The deceased were taken to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital in Mutare, where their bodies are awaiting post-mortem.
The injured are receiving treatment at the same hospital.
Police said the kombi, which was travelling towards Harare, had 12 passengers on board at the time of accident.
The deceased have been identified as Enerita Jongwe (25) and Hazvinei Mawadzi (31) both female of Mutudza Village under Chief Marange in Mutare, and Blessing Mutudza, a three-year-old boy from Madzengwa Village under Marange.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said they were concerned over the surge in fatal traffic accidents on the country’s major highways “due to speeding and overtaking errors.”