The hospital has been overwhelmed as relatives visit to identify their relatives

A command centre has been set up at Rusape General Hospital following the Rusape bus accident whose death toll has risen to 50.

The hospital has been overwhelmed as relatives visit to identify their relatives.

According to Acting Officer Commanding Rusape District Isaac Gowe, who spoke to ZBC News Thursday morning, 40 people died on the spot, 5 died on their way to hospital, while 2 more passed on yesterday morning.

Three more who sustained serious injuries, died late on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 50.

The accident occurred when two buses  – Smart Express and Bolt Cutter – side swiped along the Harare-Mutare highway, near the Rusape tollgate.

Meanwhile, the negligent use of social media in conveying disaster information has been condemned as some people only learnt of the death of their relatives via whatsapp pictures.