Updated: 11/18/2018 2:26:16 AM
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday sent a condolence message after yet another 42 people died on Thursday night when a bus they were traveling in caught fire along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge road in southern Zimbabwe. At least another 20 people were also injured in the accident.
The accident is the second major fatal accident in Zimbabwe barely two weeks after 50 people died in another bus accident on Nov. 14 near Rusape along the Harare-Mutare highway. Also in June 2017, 43 people were killed in a bus crash in the north, along the highway leading to neighboring Zambia.
Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
Fire swept through a passenger bus in Zimbabwe, and police said Friday that more than 40 people died and at least 20 were injured, some with severe burns.
Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said she did not have details about the cause of the accident on Thursday night.
The Red Cross said its teams responded to a "horrific accident" involving a bus heading to neighboring South Africa at around midnight.
The accident happened in Gwanda district, about 550 kilometers south of Harare, Zimbabwe's capital.
Zimbabwe Vehicle Accident Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green