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Sad News Rusape Accident Death Toll Rises To 50


A command centre has been set up at Rusape General Hospital following the Rusape bus accident which has so far claimed 50 lives.

The hospital has been overwhelmed this morning as relatives visit to identify their relatives.

It has been clarified that when the media put the death toll at 47 last night, the figure actually stood at 45.

According to Acting Officer Commanding Rusape District Isaac Gowe, who spoke to ZBC News this morning, 40 people died on the spot, 5 died on their way to hospital last night, while 2 more passed on this morning, and the other three sustained to their injuries bringing the death toll to 50.

It has also been clarified that the accident occurred when the two buses side swiped, and not a head-on collision.

Meanwhile, the negligent use of social media in conveying disaster information has been condemned as some people only learnt of the death of their relatives via whatsapp pictures.