50 killed in Zim­bab­wean bus col­li­sion; toll could in­crease

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NATION & WORLD 2 -

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.

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