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47 dead as buses collide in Zimbabwe: Police

Truck crash kills nine in Mexico

Published : Friday, 9 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 158

HARARE, Nov 8: Forty-seven people were killed in Zimbabwe Wednesday when two buses collided on a road between the capital Harare and the eastern town of Rusape, police told AFP.
"We confirm 47 people have died in a road traffic accident at the 166-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare highway," police spokesman Paul Nyathi said.
On Twitter, the state-run Herald newspaper said pictures from the scene were too graphic to post.
The paper said the morgue at the local public hospital in Rusape had run out of space and sought help from a private funeral parlour to take in some of the corpses.
Traffic accidents are common in Zimbabwe, where roads are riddled with potholes due to years of underfunding and neglect.
Meanwhile, a large truck smashed into cars after losing its brakes on a highway outside Mexico City, killing at least nine people and injuring 16, police said.
The accident happened during the evening rush hour, the municipal security department said.    -AFP








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