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[[File:Gwanda Bus accident.jpg|500px|thumb|left|Gwanda Bus Accident wreckage]] The Gwanda Bus accident happened in [[Gwanda]] district,near West Nicholson area on the 56 KM peg from Gwanda . The accident claimed more than 40 people and injured at least 20 people ,<ref name="Washington post"> [https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/more-than-40-killed-in-bus-accident-in-zimbabwe/2018/11/16/5ec15460-e975-11e8-8449-1ff263609a31_story.html?utm_term=.cccdd314874d  - The Washington Post],'' Washington Post, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018''</ref> when a Brooklyn Express bus was reduced to ashes after catching fire .<ref name="The Chronicle"> [https://www.chronicle.co.zw/breaking-40-feared-dead-as-bus-catches-fire/ UPDATED: 30 die as bus catches fire],'' The Chronicle, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018''</ref>
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[[File:Gwanda Bus accident.jpg|500px|thumb|left|Gwanda Bus Accident wreckage]] The Gwanda Bus accident happened in [[Gwanda]] district,near [[West Nicholson]] area on the 56 KM peg from Gwanda . The accident claimed more than 40 people and injured at least 20 people ,<ref name="Washington post"> [https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/more-than-40-killed-in-bus-accident-in-zimbabwe/2018/11/16/5ec15460-e975-11e8-8449-1ff263609a31_story.html?utm_term=.cccdd314874d  - The Washington Post],'' Washington Post, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018''</ref> when a Brooklyn Express bus was reduced to ashes after catching fire .<ref name="The Chronicle"> [https://www.chronicle.co.zw/breaking-40-feared-dead-as-bus-catches-fire/ UPDATED: 30 die as bus catches fire],'' The Chronicle, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018''</ref>
  
  

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Gwanda Bus Accident wreckage

The Gwanda Bus accident happened in Gwanda district,near West Nicholson area on the 56 KM peg from Gwanda . The accident claimed more than 40 people and injured at least 20 people ,[1] when a Brooklyn Express bus was reduced to ashes after catching fire .[2]


Causes

Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said she did not have details about the cause of the accident.

It was suspected that a gas tank belonging to one of the passengers exploded on the bus which was bound for South Africa.[3]


Death toll

The ZRP confirmed that at least 42 passengers were confirmed dead in the accident.[3]

Gwanda Bus Accident wreckage


Injuries

27 people sustained injuries- with five being referred to Bulawayo after sustaining severe burns.[2]



References

  1. - The Washington Post, Washington Post, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 UPDATED: 30 die as bus catches fire, The Chronicle, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 More than 40 killed in Zimbabwe bus accident, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018