BREAKING – Horrific Bus Crash Near Rusape Along Harare

At least 47 people have died in an accident that occurred at the 166km peg along the Harare-Mutare highway today.

The accident involved two buses, Bolt Cutter and Smart Express around 5pm.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

Among the dead were 45 adults and two children, police spokesperson Paul Nyathi was quoted as saying.

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Road accidents are common in Zimbabwe, where highways are riddled with potholes due to years of neglect. Several other accidents claiming dozens of lives have occurred in the past months.

There have been several deadly bus accidents in Zimbabwe in recent years, including a June 2017 incident which left 43 people dead and 24 more injured when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

In July 2015, eight passengers died and 53 others were injured when a tyre burst, causing the bus to overturn.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

WARNING: The following photos are graphic and may offend sensibilities.

More details to follow . . . 

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