“Tragic Carbon Monoxide Accident Claims Lives of Last Murewa, Taurai Kamutano, and Elben Kandenga”

By | August 2, 2023



Three men from Mutare tragically lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning while attempting to drain water from a well using a petrol-powered water pump. Last Murewa, Taurai Kamutano, and Elben Kandenga were victims of the deadly gas. The police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer as it is colorless and odorless, making it difficult to detect. It is important to properly maintain and use household appliances that can produce carbon monoxide to prevent such tragedies. accident/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Ruva J Mandizha reported

Deadly Gas Horror: Generator Nightmare Claims Three Lives In Carbon Monoxide accident

In a tragic incident, three individuals lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning while attempting to drain water from a well using a petrol-powered water pump in Mutare.

The victims, identified as Last Murewa (31), Taurai Kamutano (41), and Elben Kandenga (38), fell victim to the silent killer as the petrol-powered water pump emitted smoke, filling the confined space with deadly carbon monoxide.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesman, confirmed that investigations are underway to determine the circumstances surrounding this devastating incident.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that is challenging to detect without proper monitoring equipment. When engine-driven tools like the water pump are used in enclosed spaces, it can lead to the accumulation of this lethal gas.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include sudden headaches, dizziness, weakness, confusion, chest and muscle pain, and shortness of breath. These symptoms worsen the longer individuals stay in the affected area, only improving once they leave.


To prevent such tragic incidents, it is crucial to regularly inspect and maintain common household appliances used for power generation and cooking, such as gas cookers, clay ovens, paraffin heaters, wood, gas, and coal fires, as well as portable generators.

Authorities urge the public to exercise caution and prioritize safety when using these appliances to avoid the devastating consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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