ZIM ACCIDENT LATEST: 43 Perish in Zimbabwe-Zambia bound Bus Horror Crash

Zimnews is receiving news that a Lion King Bus was involved in road accident last night (Wednesday 7th of June) at Nyamakate Makuti on Harare-Chirundu road near Kariba and 43 passengers are feared dead.

According to a police report 43 people died on the spot while several others were injured in a traffic accident involving a Zambia bound King Lion bus in the Nyamakate area in Hurungwe last night.

Zimbabwe police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the accident and said the driver failed to negotiate a curve leading to him losing control of the bus and hitting a tree before overturning.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba said the fact that the driver failed to negotiate a curve confirms that he could have been speeding.

She added that the development is sad as it comes just a few months after another accident that killed more than 20 people in Mvuma area.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba also said government has to lobby for a law that compels buses to travel during the day as most accidents take place in the evening.

Makuti is a small village in Mashonaland West province, Zimbabwe. It lies on the main road between Harare and Chirundu borderpost.

Meanwhile, Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to the needless loss of life.

Many pointed to poor roads and police roadblocks as reason why long distance drivers are always late and rushing through the night to their destinations.

“@Hon_Kasukuwere..Well done minister of Zimbabwe. Clearly your roads are in good condition. Basa rekuita 200 ma road block. Tsve kugadzira ma road{You have many police roadblocks, but you do not have time to repair roads},” said the online user.

This is a developing story..updates  follow