The number of people who have died in an accident that happened early on Friday morning along the Jopa-Skyline road in Chipinge has risen to 37.

29 passengers died at the scene while eight others died at Chipinge District Hospital.

More than 40 passengers were injured and are admitted at Chipinge District Hospital.

The St Charles Lwanga High School bus carrying 106 ZCC passengers veered off the road and rolled several times before landing over 200 metres down the steep gradient.