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ZCC bus accident leaves at least 29 dead, several injured in Zimbabwe

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At least 29 people have been confirmed dead after a Zion Christian Church (ZCC) bus was involved in a crash in Chipinge, Zimbabwe.

It is alleged that the driver lost control of the bus and it crashed near Jopa Market in Chipinge last night around 23h00.

The ZCC church members were on their way to an Easter Conference at a yet unnamed destination.

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Police confirmed at the scene that they had retrieved 29 bodies and several others who were injured. Authorities were still busy combing through the wreckage for more victims.

Update: Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

Nyathi said the ZCC congregants were travelling to an Easter church gathering when the bus veered off the road and plunged into a gorge, killing 29 people on the spot, 3 others died on the way to hospital bringing the death toll to 32.

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