6 pupils killed as Tynwald school bus overturns on way to a trip, more heart-rending details emerge

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

Police confirm that six learners comprising, five girls and a boy, from Tynwald High School died yesterday around 1900hrs when the school bus which was on its way to a trip veered off the road and overturned at the 75 km peg along Rusape Nyanga Road near Pine Tree Hotel.

The bus driver allegedly failed to negotiate a sharp curve resulting in the bus rolling several times on a steep slope. It then landed on its roof.

Thirty nine other learners and staff members were injured and are admitted at Nyanga District Hospital and Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital in Mutare.

“The bus had 46 occupants. The names of the victims will be released in due course when their next of kin have been advised,” said the police in a statement.

Police is conducting investigations with a view of establishing what happened in the sad and unfortunate road traffic accident, the statement added.

— Herald

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