HARARE, (Xinhua) --
At least 17 people have died after a South
Africa-bound bus collided head-on with a haulage truck—with both
vehicles catching fire—about 220 km from Harare on the Masvingo
Road on Wednesday night.
Charity Charamba told Xinhua on Thursday that 17 bodies had been
retrieved from the scene while 43 injured passengers were taken
to nearby hospitals.
“The bus driver is
in hospital but we cannot locate the driver of the haulage
truck. The vehicles are still burning and there are charred
bodies inside. It is a very sad situation,” she said.
Charamba said the
police were still investigating the cause of the accident and
urged people to travel during the day because of the bad state
of the roads.
State media said the
bus had over 60 passengers on board while the haulage truck was