UPDATED: 47 Dead In Rusape Bus Accident

Forty-seven people died yesterday evening around 1730hrs along the Harare- Mutare highway when two buses collided head-on. The accident occurred at the 166-kilometre peg about three kilometres outside Rusape. Reports indicate that more than 70 people were injured and there are fears that the death toll could rise. The accident involved Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses. The Rusape General Hospital Mortuary is said to be overwhelmed with the bodies of the deceased. National Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Pual Nyathi confirmed the accident. He said

The accident occurred at the 166km peg on the Harare-Mutare Road, just after the Rusape tollgate drifting towards Harare… The accident involved a Bolt Cutter bus that was heading towards Mutare which collided with a Smart Express bus which was going to Harare. Police are still attending the accident scene.

More: Herald


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