Double tragedy for Inter Africa as two buses are involved in road accidents a day apart ferrying school children back to school

By Phillipa Jaja

It is a case of double misfortunes for the Inter Africa bus service which has seen two of its hired buses getting involved in road accidents a day apart whilst ferrying school learners back to their respective schools for the second term.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police yesterday confirmed that yet another Inter Africa bus carrying seventy-three school children had had been involved in an accident Nyanga-Rwenya Road on Monday.

This was a day after about 75 Pakame High School pupils travelling from Harare back to school in Shurugwi had cheated death when their hired Inter Africa bus burst into flames after being involved in an accident along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway.

The bus was burnt to ashes.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday confirmed the second bus accident saying fifteen people were injured and were admitted at Regina Coeli Mission Hospital.

“An Inter Africa bus carrying seventy-three school children veered off the road to the left before landing on its wheels at the 36 kilometre peg along Nyanga-Rwenya Road.”

 “Subsequently, fifteen students were injured and were admitted at Regina Coeli Mission Hospital.”

Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Toungana Ndoro was recently quoted saying:

 “We have policies and circulars that we have put in place for school authorities and transporters to exercise maximum care with children on board to avoid such unfortunate incidents.”

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