Police in Zimbabwe say more than 40 people have been killed in an horrific bus accident.
Spokeswoman Charity Charamba says another 20 were injured - some with severe burns - in the incident on Thursday night.
Pictures posted online by the Zimbabwe Red Cross showed the double-decker vehicle, which was travelling on the Bulawayo-Beitbridge highway, had been entirely incinerated in a fire.
An accompanying tweet said the organisation's "first aid teams responded to a horrific accident around midnight at the 56km peg from Gwanda towards Beitbridge involving a South African bound bus".
The cause of the tragedy remains unknown.
It follows barely a week after some 47 passengers were killed in another bus accident in the country. In the earlier incident, on 7 November, two long-distance coaches going in opposite directions collided head on and at spend near the town of Rusape.
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