HARARE, Zimbabwe | Collision between 2 buses kills 50 in Zimbabwe
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 long distance buses going opposite directions collided near Rusape, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of the capital Harare on Wednesday evening, said police spokesman Paul Nyathi. The death toll could rise because there 80 others admitted to hospital, some with serious injuries.
One of the buses tried to pass two haulage trucks on a stretch of the road where overtaking is prohibited, resulting in the collision with an oncoming bus, Ellen Gwaradzimba, the provincial minister for Manicaland province, told the state broadcaster.