After two buses collide in Zimbabwe, 47 died

After two buses collide in Zimbabwe, 47 died

On Wednesday, forty-seven people were killed in Zimbabwe as two buses collided on a road between the eastern town of Rusape and capital Harare, report Police.

A police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said, “We confirm 47 people have died in a road traffic accident at the 166-kilometer peg along the Harare-Mutare highway.”

The state-run Herald newspaper on Twitter said that the picture from the spot was to graphical to post.

The paper report that the morgue at a nearby public hospital in Rusape had run out of space and required support from private funeral parlor for the purpose to take in some of the dead.

In Zimbabwe, traffic accidents are very common, where roads are pierced with potholes due to years of neglect and underfunding. However, the Highways where the accident takes places the most are recently been resurfaced by the authority.

Last year in the month of June, over forty-three people died in a bus accident in northern Zimbabwe, along with Highways that leads to neighbouring Zambia.

Deputy Transport Minister Fortune Chasi said that the Zimbabwe government will initiate the necessary steps to reduce the road carnage.

He tweets, “Totally needless loss of lives. This event should be the last before stern measures are taken,” and promises to restraint in public servicing vehicles and their owners as well.

by Chandrani Sarkar on November 8, 2018

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