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HARARE-- At least 47 people have died in a crash involving two buses near the Rusape tollgate in Zimbabwe, state broadcaster ZBC reported.

Police have so far identified 47 bodies at the accident scene, ZBC reported, citing a spokesperson for the police department.

Bus crashes are common in Zimbabwe but the highway where the accident took place has recently been resurfaced.

We confirm 47 people have died in a road traffic accident at the 166-km peg along the Harare-Mutare highway, police spokesman Paul Nyathi said.

On Twitter, the state-run Herald newspaper said pictures from the scene were too graphic to post.

The paper said the morgue at the local public hospital in Rusape had run out of space and sought help from a private funeral parlour to take in some of the bodies.

In June last year, 43 people were killed in a bus crash in the north of the country, along the highway leading to neighbouring Zambia.

Deputy transport minister, Fortune Chasi, said the government will take steps to curb the road carnage.

Totally needless loss of lives. This event should be the last before stern measures are taken, he tweeted, promising to rein in public service vehicles and their owners.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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