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Wednesday July 24th, 2019 4:51AM

Head on collision between 2 buses kills 45 in Zimbabwe

By The Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A police spokesman says a bus crash killed 45 people in Zimbabwe, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad driving.

Police spokesman Paul Nyathi says two long distance buses going opposite directions collided "head on" near Rusape, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of the capital Harare on Wednesday.

The State-run Herald newspaper reported that the number of dead bodies have overwhelmed the small town's morgue, which can only accommodate up to 16 bodies.

Bus accidents are frequent in this southern African country, where speeding often means more money for bus crews that compete for customers and try to make as many trips as possible per day.

The road where the accident happened was recently resurfaced as part of government attempts at rehabilitating collapsing road infrastructure.

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