One killed, 55 injured as trains collide in Zimbabwe

One person was killed and at least 55 injured when a passenger train collided with a goods train in Zimbabwe's capital Harare early Thursday morning, state radio reported.

 One killed, 55 injured as trains collide in Zimbabwe
One person was killed and at least 55 injured when a passenger train collided with a goods train in Zimbabwe's capital Harare early Thursday morning, state radio reported.

With 17 people seriously injured, the number of casualties is expected to rise, according to the report that did not say how many passengers were aboard the passenger train.

Commuter trains running between Harare's working-class suburbs and the city centre have been in high demand due a transport crisis following the withdrawal of private buses from routes in protest at the government's slashing of fares.

The train accident comes while memories are still fresh of an accident that killed 35 people in March, when a goods train collided with a bus in Harare's Dzivaresekwa suburb.

DPA
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