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Zimbabwe Bus Crash Kills 35 Churchgoers Ahead of Easter

Fri 15 Apr 2022 | 01:37 PM
Omnia Ahmed

At least 35 churchgoers died and 71 were injured when a bus crashed in Zimbabwe ahead of the Easter gathering, police announced on Friday.

"I can confirm an accident which occurred last night. So far, the death toll is 35 and the number of injured is 71," police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi told AFP.

Officials revealed that the bus veered off the road and landed in a gorge in Zimbabwe's southeastern Chipinge town, without disclosing any further details.

Last month, at least 22 people were killed and 38 others injured after a bus collided head-on with a truck in Tanzania’s eastern region of Morogoro.

Fortunatus Musilimu, the Morogoro regional police commander, pointed out that 13 of the victims died on the spot and nine died while they were receiving treatment at the Morogoro regional hospital.

The incident took place when the driver of the truck attempted to overtake a motorcycle and collided with the oncoming bus, according to Musilimu. He also noted that the figures could change as some of the injured persons are in critical condition.