Head-on bus crash kills 47 in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 45 adults two kids- Police

47 killed on the spot in horrific Rusape bus crash

Both the driver and conductor of one of the buses that collided with another in Rusape, killing 47 people are said to have survived and fled from the accident scene.

The accident involved a Bolt Cutter Bus Company coach travelling towards Harare and a Smart Express bus heading in the opposite direction.

The accident involving Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses reportedly occurred at around 5.30pm.

The accident occurred at Torish Farm, about 3km outside Rusape.

"They are engaging Nyaradzo Funeral for assistance", the Herald Newspaper said in a tweet. "I can not say much as I am running around with this burden".

When our Harare Bureau news crew arrived at the scene of the accident, the road was blocked and rendered impassable with bodies, the injured and their luggage strewn all over the place.

Well-wishers helped ferry the injured to hospital.

One of the buses tried to pass two haulage trucks on a stretch of the road where overtaking is prohibited, resulting in the collision with an oncoming bus, Ellen Gwaradzimba, the provincial minister for Manicaland province, told the state broadcaster. "The use of vehicles that are not roadworthy, or drivers who do not seem to care for passengers safety, amount to a criminal breach of trust between bus operators and the paying commuters who expect and deserve safe transit", he said.

A doctor resident at Rusape General Hospital said at least 70 people had been admitted to the hospital.

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