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Dozens of Zimbabweans Die in Horrific Bus Accident

  • VOA Staff

Dozens of people died in a road traffic accident near Kwekwe, Midlands province.

Dozens of people died in a road traffic accident near Kwekwe, Midlands province.

Dozens of people died in a road traffic accident Thursday when a Pfochez bus was involved in a collision with a minibus near Kwekwe, Midlands province.

The Officer Commanding Midlands province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Abigail Moyo, told journalists that several people were also seriously injured in the accident.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Moyo said police are carrying out investigations to determine the cause of the accident.

Some witnesses said the bus, which was travelling from Kwekwe to the provincial capital, Gweru, developed a mechanical fault and collided with the oncoming minibus. The witnesses said several people died on the spot.

Police had not yet released the number of the deceased last night with some reports putting the figure at between 20 and 36. This could not be independently verified by VOA Studio 7.

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