Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 15

2012-03-26 11:37

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Harare - At least 15 people were killed and 28 injured Sunday when a bus veered off the road and overturned in the eastern Zimbabwean village of Nyanga, state radio reported.

Provincial police spokesperson Enock Chishiri told the broadcaster that 12 people died at the scene and three were pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

The accident happened at the scene of a 1991 crash in which 80 schoolchildren and seven teachers were killed when a bus returning them from a sports outing rolled down a slope after the driver lost control.

Accidents are common in Zimbabwe because of roads which have been neglected for years and are riddled with crater-like potholes.

- AFP

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