50 killed in Zimbabwean bus collision; toll could increase
HARARE, Zimbabwe — A collision between two buses has killed 50 people in Zimbabwe, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad driving.
Two intercity buses going opposite directions collided near Rusape, about 105 miles east of the capital, Harare, on Wednesday evening, said police spokesman Paul Nyathi. The death toll could rise because 80 others were admitted to the hospital, some with serious injuries.
One of the buses tried to pass two trucks on a stretch of the road where overtaking is prohibited. The buses swerved to avoid a head-on collision but their sides swiped.