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    Zimbabwe has suffered the worst road disaster in its history.

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    GV EXTERIOR People looking at wreckage of bus.
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    SV Crushed wreckage PAN OVER interior of bus. (2 SHOTS)
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    SV ZOOM IN TO CU Bloodstains.
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    SCU Side of bridge PULL BACK TO GV remains of bus.
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    SV People looking at wreckage below bridge. (3 SHOTS)
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    SV PULL BACK TO GV Police lining up bodies on ground. (2 SHOTS)
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    SCU Policeman binding body onto stretcher PULL BACK TO GV.
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    GV Body bring carried away.
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    Background: Zimbabwe has suffered the worst road disaster in its history. Fifty-five people died and 35 were critically injured on June 9 when a bus hurtled over a bridge in the Chipuro district, about 150 kilometres (100 miles) north of the capital, Harare. The bus was carrying peasant farmers across the Dande River on their way to discuss problems and new farming techniques with government representatives. Their talks were to have taken place at a field day for farmers. The Minister of Water Resources, and Development, Cephas Msipa, would have spoken with them at the gathering. There has been a spate of bus accidents: this was among three that had happened over four days, with 62 people killed and 84 injured.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KP4WE9P7BZ02G2MQ2W66LJPK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KP4WE9P7BZ02G2MQ2W66LJPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
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    N/A

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