Zimbabwe bus crash kills 21

2012-04-16 14:02

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Harare - At least 21 people were killed on Monday when a speeding bus overturned in southern Zimbabwe, state radio reported.

The bus had been travelling towards Beitbridge, a town on the border with South Africa, when the accident happened around 2:00 am.

The radio quoted witnesses as saying that the driver, who died at the scene of the crash, had been speeding and failed to negotiate a curve.

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

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