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About 17 killed after bus in Zimbabwe crashes, catches fire

AP
Published : Apr 6, 2017, 4:34 pm IST
Updated : Apr 6, 2017, 4:34 pm IST

Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said on Thursday that more than 40 other people suffered serious injuries.

 People were trapped in the bus and died before help could arrive. (Photo: Representational/AP)
  People were trapped in the bus and died before help could arrive. (Photo: Representational/AP)

Harare: Zimbabwe police say as many as 17 people are feared dead after a bus went up in flames on Wednesday night after colliding with a truck.

Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said on Thursday that more than 40 other people suffered serious injuries.

She says people were trapped in the bus and died before help could arrive. Charamba says the bus was travelling to neighbouring South Africa from the capital, Harare.

Road accidents are common in Zimbabwe, with many attributed to bad roads and speeding.

Tags: zimbabwe bus crash, bus wreckage
Location: Zimbabwe, Harare, Harare