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14 perish in bus, lorry collision along Harare-Mutare highway

By Ray Bande

Fourteen people died on the spot when a General Bande bus collided with a haulage truck at the 218km peg near Shamu village along the Harare-Mutare highway on Saturday in the afternoon.

FOURTEEN people died on the spot when a General Bande bus collided, head-on, with a haulage truck near Shamu village along Harare-Mutare highway
FOURTEEN people died on the spot when a General Bande bus collided, head-on, with a haulage truck near Shamu village along Harare-Mutare highway

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

Ass Com Nyathi said the deceased include the bus driver and conductor.

“There was an accident at the 218km ped along Harare-Mutare road. The accident involved a General Bande bus and a haulage truck that was carrying timber. 

Police have attended the scene.

“14 people died on the spot while 40 people sustained various injuries. The injured have since been taken to Mutare Provincial Hospital,” he said.

Ass Comm Nyathi said the bus driver was speeding and the accident occurred when he was tried to overtake resulting in a head on collision with the oncoming truck. Manica Post

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