Gweru Police abandons search for vehicle swept away at bridge

Elizabeth Mashiri

Gweru – Gweru Firebrigade and the Police have abandoned the search for a Toyota Hilux swept off at the flooded Matobo Bridge together with its six occupants yesterday morning.

The vehicle was swept away by the flooded Gweru River a few kilometres from the city centre after the driver insisted on crossing.

Gweru mayor Josiah Makombe said local efforts were futile and the rescue team had decided to wait for a sub-acqua team which was expected last evening or early today.

Meanwhile rains continue to pound Gweru yesterday.

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