Zimbabwe bus accident kills 29

2009-04-16 11:44

Harare - Zimbabwe's state radio is reporting a bus accident on a crumbling highway south of Harare has killed 29 people and injured 44.

The bus burst a tire and veered off the road on Wednesday a few kilometres from the spot where Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was injured and his wife, Susan, died in a March 6 car crash. Tsvangirai's vehicle collided with a truck on the potholed road surface.

Traffic accidents blamed on poor road and vehicle maintenance and speeding are common in Zimbabwe.