ZIM BUS CRASH KILLS 47

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FORTY-SEVEN peo­ple were killed in Zim­babwe when two long-dis­tance buses col­lided head-on.

The buses, iden­ti­fied as Smart Ex­press and Bolt Cut­ter, crashed on Wed­nes­day near Rusape, 138km east of Harare.

Na­tional po­lice spokesper­son, as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner Paul Ny­athi, said 30 bod­ies had been iden­ti­fied.

The lo­cal gov­ern­ment morgue has run out of space and has ap­pealed for as­sis­tance from pri­vate mor­tu­ar­ies.

It was not clear how many were in­jured. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the col­li­sion along a stretch of road that had been resur­faced. | African News Agency

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