Bus Crash in Zimbabwe Kills 18
30 July 2011
Police in Zimbabwe say at least 18 people were killed when a bus swerved off the road and slammed into a tree.
The crash occurred Saturday about 100 kilometers north of the capital, Harare.
Police official Oliver Mandipaka said a rear wheel fell off while the bus was in motion, causing the accident.
He said 16 people died on the spot, while two others died after being taken to a local hospital.
Bus accidents are common in Zimbabwe, in part due to poor maintenance of roads and vehicles, a result of the troubled economy.
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