15 die in Zimbabwe truck accident
It’s reported the haulage truck hit a pothole near National University of Science and Technology University in Bulawayo and jack-knifed.
JOHANNESBURG – Fifteen people have been killed in Zimbabwe in an accident involving a truck, which crashed into their minibus in Bulawayo.
State radio is reporting that the truck driver lost control of his vehicle when it hit a pothole.
The state-run _Chronicle _says the haulage truck hit a pothole near National University of Science and Technology University in Bulawayo and jack-knifed.
Horror crash near NUST on Gwanda Road last night, a pothole is blamed for the death of 14 people. Beyond sad pic.twitter.com/mWsPe68cyb— Mduduzi Mathuthu (@Mathuthu) March 9, 2017
A minibus then collided with it.
State ZBC radio say 14 people died on the spot, while another bus passenger died on arrival at hospital.
Heavy rains have worsened the state of Zimbabwe's crumbling roads, and last week the government said it needed a hundred million US dollars to carry out emergency repairs.