UPDATE: Easter Road Death Toll Hits 45

Zimbabwe’s Easter Death toll is now almost double that of last year after it hit 45 by lunchtime on Monday.

Over the same period last year, 23 people lost their lives on Zimbabwe’s roads.

By Sunday, Midlands and Manicaland had recorded the most with nine each, followed by Mashonaland East with seven, while Harare had five deaths. Matabeleland South, Masvingo and Mashonaland East provinces recorded three deaths each, Mashonaland West had two deaths and Matabeleland North had one. No death was recorded in Bulawayo City.

This carnage came from a total 386 accidents (206 last year) and 180 people were injured (150 last year). 147 private vehicles were impounded and an eye-watering 7,450 tickets were issued.

With one day to go in the Easter holiday, when many people will be travelling back to their bases you can only wish the best for those on Zimbabwe’s roads.

The Christmas-New Year period was particularly distressing.

Glad to see people like Road Safe Zimbabwe take initiative and try to do as much as they can to get people to be more careful on the roads.

With information from The Herald(Zimbabwe)