Zimbabwe bus crash kills 37 people

HARARE – Thirty-seven people died when a Zimbabwean bus collided with another vehicle on a deadly highway south of the capital, state radio reported on Sunday.

The accident occurred 80 km (50 miles) south of Harare when the bus tried to overtake a vehicle, but rammed into an oncoming lorry and overturned three times.

In March, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was injured and his wife killed in an accident on the same Harare-Masvingo highway, one of the many roads neglected during the country’s economic collapse.

Police spokesman Andrew Phiri said 33 people died on the spot, while four others died later.

Twenty-nine people were injured in the accident.

Phiri said the accident occurred when the bus driver tried to overtake a vehicle.

One person from the truck was also killed.

He, however, did not mention who many people were on board the vehicles at the time of the accident.