Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe bus crash - 19 dead

2011-08-25 22:29

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Harare - At least 19 people died on Thursday when a bus and a haulage truck crashed into each other along the highway linking Zimbabwe's two main cities, state radio reported.

"The accident occurred this morning when a Chawasarira bus... burst its right front tyre and side-swiped a haulage truck going the opposite direction, killing 18 people on the spot," the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) said.

The broadcaster said another bus also overturned while trying to avoid a second crash, killing one person at the same spot.

A police spokesperson told ZBC 20 people had been taken to hospital in Harare.

Earlier this month, 13 people people died in a bus accident in eastern Zimbabwe, two days after 19 passengers were killed in a similar accident in the country's north.

- SAPA

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