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Infant Dies After Trip-Trans Bus Crash

AN infant is feared dead, while at least 16 passengers were injured in a road accident involving a Mutare-bound Trip-Trans bus that occurred on the Chimanimani-Kurwaisimba route this morning.

Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Nobert Muzondo confirmed the incident, saying one person sustained serious injuries and was admitted at Chipinge District Hospital.

Eight more passengers were admitted at Mutambara Mission Hospital, while seven others are at Rusitu Mission Hospital.

More to follow…

In Other News:

Eight Zimbabwean students studying in Turkey are safe following the devastating earthquake that struck parts of Turkey and Syria early Monday morning.

In an interview this morning, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Turkey, Alfred Mutiwazuka, stated that he had not received reports of Zimbabweans killed in the earthquake.

“We have a sad situation here but from a Zimbabwean perspective, we know of eight university students learning here,” he said.

“All of them are safe and have been given tents by rescue teams.

“We will continue to check if there are any other Zimbabweans who might have been affected.”

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Ambassador Mutiwazuka stated that he has been unable to visit the affected area because Turkish authorities do not want rescue operations to be disrupted.

 

According to Turkish authorities, over 5000 people have died as a result of major earthquakes in Turkey’s southeastern region, which shares a border with Syria.

The earthquake in Syria has killed an additional 1444 people.

The initial magnitude 7.8 tremor early Monday morning brought down buildings as people slept, and it was followed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hours later, along with several aftershocks.

 

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