Harare, April 16, 2012 - Twenty one people died in a bus accident along the Masvingo-Beitbridge road on Monday morning after the bus they were travelling in overturned, police confirmed.The accident occurred around 2 am at the 92 kilometre peg along the Masvingo-Beitbridge road. Several people were injured in the accident and were being ferried to Masvingo General hospital and other clinics in the area.
The bus has been named as Mega-Link. Masvingo police spokesperson, Inspector Tinaye Matake said he will provide more details after the police finish their investigations.
Dozens of fatal accidents killing hundreds of people along the Harare-Beitbridge road which is the busiest in the country have been witnessed over the past years. The road which is yet to be dualised is busy with traffic which goes to South Africa as well as other regional countries like Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi.
Several accidents involving Mhunga Bus Company over the years resulted in the bus company being temporarily being suspended from operating.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai lost his wife Susan when his car was involved in an accident along the Harare-Beitbridge road in 2009.