42 people killed in a gas explosion
At least not less 42 people are confirmed dead in a fire aboard a bus in Zimbabwe.
The bus was going near Beitbridge, near the border with South Africa, when the blast started. The company that possessed the vehicle, Brooklyn Buses, said it trusted that a gas canister brought on board by a traveler may have caused the blast.
A large number of the bodies were scorched to the point of being unrecognizable and more than 20 survivors have been taken to healing center. The driver, who survived the fire, said that he pulled over to the side of the road after perceiving a a “weird smell”, When he turned on the lights to explore, the bus burst into flares.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he was “devastated” to hear of the incident, which comes a week after 47 people were killed in a bus collision in the east of the country.
He encouraged drivers to take cautions while driving on the road.