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12 pupils injured after train crashes into school bus

Twelve students were injured on Wednesday morning at the Wilton Level Crossing in Mutare when a train collided with their school bus.

According to the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), their preliminary investigations indicated that the driver of the Versatile Academy school bus failed to adhere to level crossing regulations and attempted to cross ahead of the approaching train, leading to the unfortunate incident.

“The accident is a stark reminder to all drivers to exercise extreme caution and strictly adhere to road rules at level crossings,” the NRZ added.

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The injured children were being treated at a local hospital.

“Our prayers are with them as they get on the road to recovery,” the NRZ added.

On June 25 this year, one person died at the Paisley level crossing in Workington in Harare in another collision between a train and a bus full of commuters.


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