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62 passengers injured in bus accident

On Monday, April 1, a Passion Link Coaches bus carrying 72 passengers veered off the Mutare–Masvingo Road, resulting in injuries to sixty-two individuals.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the accident. The injured victims received medical attention at Birchenough Bridge Hospital and were subsequently discharged. The ZRP posted on X:

The ZRP confirms a road traffic accident in which 62 people were injured when a Passion Link Coaches bus with 72 passengers veered off the road to the left before overturning and landing on its roof at the 119-kilometre peg along Mutare –Masvingo Road on 01/04/24 early in the morning. The injured victims were referred to Birchenough Bridge Hospital where they were treated and discharged.

In a separate incident, 14 individuals sustained injuries when an Andile Coaches bus, with 19 passengers on board, veered off the road, flipped over once, and came to rest in a roadside ditch.

The accident took place at the 302 km mark along the Harare-Chirundu Road on March 29, 2024, around 12:38 PM. The bus was en route to Zambia.

Authorities directed three injured passengers to Karoi District Hospital, while the remaining 12 sought medical assistance at Mutendere Hospital in Zambia.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the ZRP spokesperson, emphasized that drivers should refrain from speeding in hazardous conditions.

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