24 die in Zimbabwe bus accident Two buses collided about 35km east of Harare

ZimbabweHARARE (AA) – At least 24 Zimbabweans died on Sunday after two buses collided about 35km east of the capital Harare.

“I can confirm that 24 people died on the spot when the accident occurred,” police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told The Anadolu Agency.

“Forty-six people were seriously injured and have been rushed to hospitals in Harare,” she added.

In Oct. 2013, 24 people died when a truck collided with a bus near the country’s border with South Africa.

Years of neglect have resulted in Zimbabwe’s roads deteriorating with most highways riddled with potholes which many blame for most of the country’s accidents, according to AA reporter.

President Robert Mugabe’s government cites lack of funding as the main reason behind failure to repair roads.

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