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Zimbabwe’s worst bus disasters

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Death is,as has often been said, the sable smoke that vanishes the flame. Lives have been lost needlessly on our roads and families have had to grapple with the mental torture of losing their loved ones.

Sometimes it has been human error and at other moments a case of our dilapidated roads whose rehabilitation is long overdue.

NewsDay has compiled accidents that shocked Zimbabwe and are now being recalled as a form of advocacy for the government to revisit the issue of road infrastructure and road safety.

We reminiscence the 1982 Dande fatal accident that killed 61 farmers and many others of similar impact that we list below

25 people died and 46 of them seriously injured when two buses were involved in an accident 35 km east of the capital Harare ,Zimbabwe on 18 January, 2015.Speeding on the part of the other driver and fatigue on the other caused the accident resulting in both vehicles side swaping .AARON UFUMELI
25 people died and 46 of them seriously injured when two buses were involved in an accident 35 km east of the capital Harare ,Zimbabwe on 18 January, 2015.Speeding on the part of the other driver and fatigue on the other caused the accident resulting in both vehicles side swaping .AARON UFUMELI
Pathfinder Bus Accident 80km peg Harare-Bulawayo Highway (December 2013)
Fatalities: 6
Injuries: 37
Zaka Bus Accident (16 December 2013)
Fatalities: 12
Injuries: 11
Masvingo Bus Accident (4 July 2013)
Fatalities:6
Injuries: 19
Chipinge Bus Accident 238km Ngundu Tanganda Road, Manicaland  (16 April 2012)
Fatalities:5
Injuries: 11
Other accidents 
1-what remained of the front of the City-link coach
In 2014, a City Link bus was involved in an accident that claimed three lives near Norton
Masvingo-Beitbridge Bus Accident (April 2012)
Fatalities:21
Injuries: 28
Nyanga-Nyamaropa Accident (25 March 2012)
March 2012
Fatalities:15
Injuries: 25
Musanhi-Mandaza Accident- 81km Harare- Bulawayo Highway                July 2010
Fatalities:19
Injuries: 23
Mukumbura Bus Accident (December 2009)
Fatalities:9
Injuries: 52
Featherstone Bus Accident (December 2009)
Fatalities:10
Injuries: 12
Takrose Bus Disaster, Nyanga (Sept 2009)
Fatalities:6
Injuries: 54
Mhunga Bus Disaster (August 2009)
Fatalities:40
Injuries: 30
 
Musanhi Bus Disaster (August 2009)

 

Fatalities:17
Injuries: 34
Masvingo Road Accident (Apr 2009)
April 2009
Fatalities:29
Injuries: 44
Tynwald Bus-Train Crush (March 2007)
Fatalities:35
Injuries: 14
Masvingo Bus Disaster (November 2002)
Fatalities:37
Injuries: 48
Nyanga Bus Disaster (August 1991)
Fatalities:89

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