Bus accident kills 35, injures 71

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Harare (New Ziana) – At least 35 people were killed while 71 others were injured in a bus accident carrying church members which occurred in Chimainini on Thursday night, police said on Friday.

In a statement, police said the bus was carrying church members who were on their way to an Easter gathering.

“The ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police) confirms a fatal road traffic accident which occurred at the 5km peg along Jopa- Skyline Rd, Chimanimani last night at around 2200 hours, where a Charles Luwanga bus which had 106 ZCC church members went out of the road and fell into a gorge.

“As a result of the accident 35 people died while 71 others were injured. The bodies of the victims were taken to Chipinge Hospital for post-mortem while the injured were referred to the same institution for treatment, with 13 being critically injured,” said the police.

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