47 dead as two buses col­lide on Zim­babwe high­way

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Forty-seven peo­ple were killed in Zim­babwe when two buses col­lided be­tween Harare and the east­ern town of Rusape late on Wed­nes­day.

“We con­firm 47 peo­ple died at the 166km peg on the HarareMutare high­way,” po­lice spokesman Paul Ny­athi said.

The state-run Her­ald news­pa­per tweeted that pic­tures from the scene were too graphic to post. The morgue in Rusape ran out of space and ap­pealed a pri­vate funeral par­lour.

Deputy trans­port min­is­ter For­tune Chasi said the state would take steps to curb the road car­nage.

“To­tally need­less loss of lives. This event should be the last be­fore stern mea­sures are taken,” he tweeted, promis­ing to rein in pub­lic trans­port

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