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35 people killed in Zimbabwe bus crash



According to police, at least 35 people were killed and 71 were injured in Zimbabwe after a bus carrying churchgoers to an Easter gathering went off the road and landed in a gorge.

35 people killed in Zimbabwe bus crash

35 people killed in Zimbabwe bus crash

The bus was carrying members of a local Zion Christian Church were travelling to an Easter meeting in the South-Eastern of Chipinge.

“I can confirm an accident which occurred last night. So far, the death toll is 35 and the number of injured is 71,” police spokesman Assistant Commissioner told AFP

“Indications suggest that the bus was overloaded,” he said.

Buses in Zimbabwe typically have an average capacity of 60 to 75 passengers.


As church people they should lead by example but instead they were travelling at night which we always discourage,” Nyathi said.

Road accidents are common in Zimbabwe during public holidays when the roads are often busier.

Many roads are pock-marked with crater-like potholes, which also contributes to accidents.

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