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JUST IN: Missing man found dead, trapped in car

The body of a 27-year-old man who had been reported missing has been found trapped in an accident damaged vehicle along Gweru Zvishavane Highway.


The body of Ngoni Dereck Mwashita was found in an advanced state of decomposition while trapped in the wrecked Honda Fit vehicle, by a passerby on Wednesday.


He had been reported missing on Monday.

Midlands Police Provincial Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident saying the deceased could have been involved in the accident.


“Police in Gweru are investigating a case of a fatal accident where a 27-year-old man was found dead while trapped in his vehicle along Gweru-Zvishavane Road,” said Inspector Mahoko.


“It is suspected that on an unknown date, the now deceased was travelling along Gweru-Zvishavane Road. On approaching the 70km peg, it is suspected that he lost control of the vehicle and it veered off the road before rolling several times and landed on its wheels about 20 meters into the bush,” said Inspector Mahoko.


“A passerby discovered an accident damaged vehicle in the bush and on getting closer, he discovered that there was a body in an advanced state of decomposition trapped behind the steering wheel,” he said.


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