Tynwald Bus-Train Crush (March 2007)

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Tynawald Bus Train Crash (March 2007)
Details
DateMarch 2007
LocationTynwald, Harare
CountryZimbabwe
Bus route or lineDzivarasekwa- Mbare
Bus ownerNational Railways of Zimbabwe
Causecollision
Statistics
Deaths35
Injuries14
Damageboth bus and train damaged

Summary

Date: March 2007
Location: Tynwald, Harare
Involved: Commuter Omnibus and Locomotive Train
Deaths: 35
Injuries: 14 injured
Cause of Accident: Train Collision

Details

The accident occured when a commuter omnibus from Harare's high density suburb of Dzivarasekwa rammed into a locomotive train killing 35 people in the spot. Within a week, two more people had died from the injuries bringing the number to 37.[1] The accident was as a result of negligence on the side of the bus driver who is said to have not taken necessary precaution. He is said to have proceeded to cross the railway line without making necessary steps to ensure that the railway line was clear.

References

  1. , Death toll from Zimbabwe's bus-train crash rises to 37,Xhinua News, published:13 Mar 2007,retrieved:19 Jan 2015"