At least 21 killed in Zimbabwe bus accident

April 17th, 2012 - 4:27 am ICT by BNO News  

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (BNO NEWS) — At least 21 people were killed on Monday when a passenger bus overturned in southeastern Zimbabwe, local media reported. Dozens more were injured.

The accident occurred near the village of Ngundu in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, located in the country’s southeast, when the passenger bus overturned at a curve. According to reports, the driver of the Mega-Link bus, which was headed toward Beitbridge, was speeding when he lost control of the vehicle, steering off the highway and rolling over.

Emergency teams rushed to the scene of the crash and found eleven passengers who died at the scene. Zimbabwe media later reported that the death toll had risen to 21 while 12 others were reported injured. They were transported to the Ngundu Clinic and Masvingo General Hospital.

The Masvingo-Beitbridge road is considered to be country’s most dangerous road as it accounts for most of its annual road accident deaths.

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