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1 dead, several injured in Inter-Africa bus accident

An Inter Africa bus driving from Harare to Chipinge was involved in an accident in Goromonzi area along the Harare-Marondera road on Saturday, leaving one dead and at least sixteen injured.

The driver lost control of the bus while overtaking, according to police.

The bus was heading to Checheche Growth Point in Chipinge.

Confirming the accident, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said there were 25 passengers on board.

“The incident happened at 0620am on Saturday and 25 passengers were on board. The bus was trying to overtake then it veered off the road before overturning.

“One of the passengers was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital while other 16 were injured,” he said.

Nyathi called for caution on the roads, adding that drivers should be wary of the rainy season and stick to recommended speed limits.

“The roads are slippery as we are in the rainy season hence drivers should travel at a recommended speed such that they will always have control of the vehicle.”

Zimbabwe voice

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