Featherstone Bus Accident (December 2009)

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Featherstone Bus Accident (December 2009)
Details
DateDec 2009
LocationFeatherstone, 65km Harare-Masvingo Highway
CountryZimbabwe
CauseBus overturned
Statistics
Deaths10
Injuries12
Damagebus damaged

Date: December 2009
Location: Featherstone
Involved: Passenger Bus
Deaths: 10
Injuries: 12 injured
Cause of Accident: Overturned

Details of the Accident

The Harare bound bus was travelling from the border town of Beitbridge when it overturned 65 km south of Harare in Featherstone killing ten people and injuring dozens.[1] The bus was carrying mostly cross border traders who had gone to conduct business in neighbouring South Africa. A police spokesperson told the media that six people died on the spot while four others died on their way to hospital after the accident in Mashonaland East Province.[1] The bus was carrying mostly cross border traders who had gone to conduct business in neighbouring South Africa.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 C. Chitsaru, 10 dead as bus overturns near Harare,NewZimbabwe, published:11 Dec 2009,retrieved:19 Jan 2015"