The circumstances of the accident are that when reaching the 75 kilometer arrow along the Rusape Nyanga road near the pine hotel, the driver was unable to take a turn.
The bus veered off the road to the left and rolled several times down a steep incline before landing on its roof.
34 students were injured, some thrown from the bus, five died instantly.
The injured were taken to Nyanga District Hospital, where a student died on arrival
The police also released the names of the deceased students:
- Anesuishe Hove, female, (14) at 49 Lorraine Drive, Bluffhill, Harare.
- Beyonce Guyo, Female, (15) Block 42 Manna Flats, Madokero, Harare
- Anita Manyuka, Female (16) at number 4358, Matidoda Park, Tynwald, Harare
- Destiny Dziva, Female, (14) House number 56 Sussex Road, Avondale, Harare
- Kimberly Tarisai Mutusva, Female (15) at No. 217 Chitepo Heights, Harare
- Craig Madanhire, male
A complaint was lodged with the Nyanga traffic police, who attended the scene and informed the students’ relatives.