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07 Nov 2018 | 07:37 PM UTC

Zimbabwe: Deadly bus crash near Rusape November 7

Zimbabwe News Alert

Buses collide near Rusape (Manicaland province) November 7, killing at least 47 people; avoid traveling by bus in Zimbabwe

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Harare). COUNTRY/REGION Rusape (Manicaland province)

Event

Two passenger buses were involved in a head-on collision on the Harare-Mutare highway near Rusape (Manicaland province) on the afternoon (local time) of Wednesday, November 7. According to reports, at least 47 people were killed in the accident. Transportation disruptions are anticipated on the highway in the coming hours.

Context

At least 42,430 road accidents were reported across Zimbabwe in 2017, leading to the deaths of at least 1838 people.

Advice

Travelers in Zimbabwe are advised to avoid traveling by bus. More generally, individuals in Zimbabwe are advised to be highly cautious while traveling by road; if possible, avoid traveling at night and only travel in well-maintained vehicles with seatbelts.

 

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