The accident involved two buses, Bolt Cutter and Smart Express and happened at about 1730hrs on 07 November 2018. According to eyewitnesses, the Smart Express bus attempted to overtake a haulage truck going against a solid road lane separation markings. The bus then collided head-on with BoltCutter bus.

Rusape Bus Disaster (November 2018)
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The scene of the accident
Date 07 November 2018
Location Torish Farm, about 3km outside Rusape
(Along Harare-Mutare Highway)
Country Zimbabwe
Bus operator Smart Express and Bolt Cutter
Deaths 50
Injuries tba

The government declared it a national disaster.

Injuries and Deaths

According to reports, 40 people died on the spot, 5 died on their way to hospital last night, while 5 more died the next day.