Insurers, government respond to bus crash accident

Insurers, government respond to bus crash accident

HARARE, The Insurance Council of Zimbabwe together with the Civil Protection Directorate is working on the assistance to be rendered to families of the 47 victims of Wednesday’s bus accident.

Forty-seven people — 45 adults and two children — were killed, while 70 others were injured when two buses collided head-on at the 166-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare Highway.

The accident involving Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses occurred at around 5.30pm.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has since sent a message of condolences to the families of the bereaved and declared the accident a State of Disaster.

Local Government minister July Moyo in a statement said all necessary measures will be taken to assist the affected.

“I am deeply shocked to learn of the accident near Rusape on the Harare Mutare Highway. The scale of the tragic loss of life is unacceptably high.

“My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved. I have ordered the civil protection structures at Rusape and Manicaland Province to swiftly and compationately attend to the affected,” he said.