At least 47 dead as two buses collide
At least 47 people have died on Wednesday night in a crash involving two buses near the Rusape tollgate in Zimbabwe, state broadcaster ZBC reported.
One of the buses veered into oncoming traffic while trying to overtake a haulage lorry, an eyewitness told local media. Two children were among those killed while 70 others were injured.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa described the death as a “sad day for our nation”.
In a hard-hitting condolence message he said that he wanted the transport ministry to declare the accident a national disaster.
He has also called for the traffic police to enforce the rules. They must “use this bloody accident to close in on all those bus operators, drivers and road users who put profit and speed above life”.