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Zimbabwe: 42 die in passenger bus fire

At least 42 people die in Gwanda bus fire on Thursday night, police confirms

Handan Kazancı   | 16.11.2018
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By Gokhan Kavak

HABARE, Zimbabwe

At least 42 people died and 20 others were injured when a blaze gutted a passenger bus in Zimbabwe, police said Friday.

The fire erupted in Gwanda town, around 500 km south of capital Harare on Thursday night, Zimbabwean newspaper The Herald reported.

“It is suspected a gas tank belonging to one of the passengers caused the inferno in the bus,” The Herald posted on its Twitter account.

Five people had severe burns “beyond 90 degrees”, the daily added.

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