Musanhi Bus Disaster (August 2009)

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The Musanhi Bus Wreckage after the fatal accident
Details
DateAugust 2009
LocationMt Darwin, Mashonaland Central Province
CountryZimbabwe
Bus operatorMusanhi Coaches
Bus ownerMusanhi Bus Company
Causecollision with a truck
Statistics
Deaths17
Injuries34
Damagebus and truck damaged

Date: August 2009
Location: Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central Province
Involved: Passenger Bus
Deaths: 17
Injuries: 34 injured
Cause of Accident: Collided with a haulage truck and Bus Plunged into a River

Details

Government declared the Musanhi bus accident that left 17 people dead in Mt Darwin in Mashonaland Central Province a state of disaster. The 34 people who were among the injured admitted at Mt Darwin District Hospital had been treated and discharged. The three of the injured were transferred to Bindura Provincial Hospital, two others to Karanda Hospital while 10 were still at Mt Darwin Hospital.[1] The accident occured when a Dotito bound bus side-swiped with a haulage truck. The bus later plunged into a ditch about 30 metres away from the bridge, injuring more people on impact. The truck horse suffered minimal damage as the bus sideswiped with the trailer that sliced its top.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 , State to assist Musanhi bus crash victims,ZBC News, published:12 Aug 2009,retrieved:19 Jan 2015" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "musanhi" defined multiple times with different content