Scores of Zion Christian Church (ZCC) members are feared dead after a bus they were travelling in crashed and overturned last night in Chipinge.
Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana posted last night saying the church members were travelling from Chimanimani to Masvingo.
Brake failure is suspected to have caused the tragedy.
“A St Charles Lwanga School bus carrying ZCC Mbungo members from Chimanimani to Mbungo Masvingo had an accident last night in the Matariana area of Chipinge. Brake failure is suspected. Scores of people are feared dead. Civil Protection Committees have been activated,” he said.
Unconfirmed reports placed the number of the dead at over 25 with over 40 reported to have sustained serious injuries.
Over 25 people have been confirmed dead while over 40 are reported to be seriously injured after a bus carrying members of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) was involved in an accident near Jopa market in Chipinge at around 11 pm.