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11 People Die in Harare Bound Bus Accident

Eleven people died on Friday in a road accident when a Zimbabwe bound Gudwill Luxury Coaches bus collided head-on with a private vehicle near Makhado in Limpopo, South Africa.

Media reports in South Africa say the bus which was traveling from Johannesburg to Harare was trying to overtake another bus when it collided head-on with an on-coming vehicle believed to be a Sedan.

Police spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi was quoted in the press as saying five people in the Sedan and six passengers in the bus, including the driver, died instantly.

He said a case of culpable homicide has been opened.

In another accident in South Africa on the same day, at least 15 people were killed after a taxi crashed into a stationary truck near Umkomass, South Durban. The driver, who sustained minor injuries, was arrested for driving under the influence.