Zimbabwe: 30 Feared Dead In Bus Inferno
By George Maponga
AT least 30 passengers were feared dead last night when a South Africa-bound Proliner Bus sideswiped a haulage truck and caught fire at Nyamatikiti River near Chaka.
Most of the victims were burnt beyond recognition.
The bus had over 60 passengers on board, while the truck was laden with tyres when tragedy struck.
The accident took place around 8pm and by midnight the bus shell was still smouldering, with bodies inside.
Witnesses said more than 15 passengers managed to escape through the windows.
The injured were rushed to Mvuma District Hospital and Driefontein Mission Hospital.