35 Church Members Die In Grisly Bus Crash

Thirty-five people have died after a bus carrying more than 100 members of the Zion Christian Church crashed Thursday night.

The accident happened near the town of Chimanimani, in eastern Zimbabwe, according to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

The fatal accident occurred at around 10 p.m. local time (4 p.m.ET), when the bus carrying 106 members of the church “went out of the road and fell into a gorge,” the ZRP said on Twitter. Police also said 71 people were injured in the accident.

“The bodies of the victims were taken to Chipinge Hospital for post-mortem while the injured were referred to the same institution for treatment, with 13 being critically injured,” ZRP said. 

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