43 people were injured when a Proliner Luxury Coach that was travelling from Harare to South Africa got involved in a head on collision with a haulage truck at the Dri Fontein turn off along the Masvingo-Harare highway.
The accident occurred at around 8:30pm last night.
When the ZBC News arrived at the scene of the accident the haulage truck was still in flames, with the bus having been reduced to a shell.
National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said 17 of the people who were on the bus are unaccounted for.
She said by 9:00am there was still too much heat emanating from the burnt down bus shell hence police are yet to remove the remains of the deceased.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba is appealing to relatives who had their relatives on the South African bus to go to Mvuma Police Station.
A couple who live a few meters from where the accident occurred Mr Edmore and Mrs Laiza Mlambo said they rushed to the scene after they heard a loud noise which emanated from the collision.
They told the ZBC News that by the time they arrived at the scene, they saw some people who were escaping through the windows.
They (the couple) however said loud screams could be heard from trapped passengers who were engulfed in the flames.
According to eye witnesses, the haulage truck encroached onto the oncoming traffic lane while trying to overtake.
The injured were taken to Mvuma Hospital while some were ferried to Harare Hospital.