Scores escape with their lives as cross border bus overturns

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By Staff Reporter

AN Intercape bus travelling to Malawi overturned just outside Masvingo Sunday morning, police have confirmed.

According to State media, the coach was travelling to Malawi from Johannesburg in South Africa.

The accident occurred about 20 kilometres from Masvingo, in an area called Nyanda.

15 people were injured, four of them South Africans while the rest were Malawian nationals.

Police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the bus trailer hit a culvert as the driver tried to avoid a head-on collision, resulting in the coach overturning.

The bus driver was reportedly trying to avoid a collision with a truck that encroached onto his lane.

Two weeks ago, an explosion on a bus near West Nicholson in Gwanda District left 33 people dead with 30 of them burnt beyond recognition.

Earlier this month, a bus collision near Rusape killed 46 people, and injured 70 others.