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Zimbabwe. Seven pilgrims died in the burning bus and 14 were injured

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Seven people were killed and a dozen others injured when a bus carrying pilgrims caught fire on the way from an annual festival, police in Zimbabwe said on Monday.

The incident took place on Sunday evening. Seven people were killed and 14 injured when a bus carrying Church of England pilgrims returning from the annual Bernard Mizeki festival in Marondera, northeastern Zimbabwe, caught fire.

Edwin Selemani of the Anglican Church said some suffered burns and others suffered fractures as they jumped from the burning vehicle. – Four hospitalized people are in critical condition – he added.

The bus did not have a fitness certificate

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The services are determining the causes of the bus fire. Transport Minister Hon Mhona said the bus did not have a valid fitness certificate and was carrying 66 passengers.

This year, over 20,000 people made the annual pilgrimage to the grave of Bernard Mizeka in Marondera. Anglicans. Mizeki, born in Mozambique missionary, died by a spear on June 18, 1896, during an indigenous uprising against the British South Africa Company.

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