LATEST on Rusape Bus Disaster: Road accident death toll rises to 50 | ZWNEWS | Zimbabwe News | Latest Zimbabwe | Zim News Latest | Zim Latest News | Zimnews

share on:
Rusape accident scene

RUSAPE: The death toll in the road accident involving Smart Express and Bolt Cutter buses, which side-swiped each other on Wednesday evening, has risen to 50.

Police Officer Commanding Rusape District Superintendent Isaac Gowe said 45 people died on the spot, while five others died yesterday morning at Rusape General Hospital.

ALSO READ   Chamisa to give nation direction & solutions to economic crisis … as multitudes gather at Gwanzura

The accident occurred at the 156km peg along the Harare-Mutare Highway.

National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said preliminary investigations showed that the driver of the Smart Express bus, who was coming from Mutare, overtook a haulage truck and a Toyota Wish vehicle in a prohibited zone.

She said in the middle of overtaking, the driver saw an oncoming bus and tried to return to his lane, but failed.

ALSO READ   Chaos as man catches wife red-handed with boyfriend in car, strips her nak_ed and bashes her in full view of people

“In a bid to avoid a head-on collision, he swerved off the road to the extreme right, hit the Bolt Cutter bus on the left side. Both buses sustained extensive damage, which resulted in the killing and injuring of passengers,” Charamba said.

Meanwhile, police are still hunting for the bus driver and conductor of Smart Express Bus who fled the accident scene and have not been found since.

ALSO READ   Zimbabwe Pharmacies refuse bond notes, swipe money | ZWNEWS | Zimbabwe News | Latest Zimbabwe | Zim News Latest | Zim Latest News | Zimnews

agencies

Leave A Comment Below
share on: