Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 15

2012-03-26 11:37

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Four kids burn to death in Zim - report
Four kids burn to death in Zim - report

Four children were burnt to death in southern Zimbabwe when a can of petrol being stored inside their home caught fire, the official Chronicle newspaper has reported.

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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