Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

25 May 2012

Tanzania: Tumaini Varsity Student Commits Suicide

A SECOND year student with the Dar es Salaam branch of Tumaini University committed suicide at Kijitonyama Kisiwani in the municipality of Kinondoni on Wednesday.

Kinondoni Regional Commissioner (RPC) Charles Kenyela said in the city yesterday that the student, Hamis Yahya (22), hanged himself to death. His body was found hanging in his hostel bedroom Number 203.

"The reason why he took his own life was not established as he did not leave any message behind. Police are investigating the matter," said Mr Kenyela.

He said that the deceased's body was taken to Mwananyamala Hospital mortuary for preservation pending burial arrangements. In another incident, on the same day, a commuter bus conductor died when he had fell down from a moving bus driven by one Ramadhani Kingo (34) at Gongo la Mboto Mwisho wa lami along Pugu Road in Ilala municipality.

According to Ilala Regional Police Commander (RPC) Faustine Shilogile, the bus conductor, the late Alli Saidi (34), who was a Majohe resident, died at 8:30 am when the rear bus tyres ran over him.

"His body was taken to Muhimbili National Hospital for preservation pending burial arrangements," he said. He added that police are still investigating the matter.

Meanwhile, property whose value was not established immediately, burnt to ashes after a two-room house owned by Ezekiel Mtambalizi caught fire at Yombo Makangarawe in the municipality of Temeke on Wednesday.

Temeke Regional Police Commander (RPC) David Misime said that apart from the property, a total of 1.3 million/- in cash was lost in the fire. He added that police were investigating the incident to establish the circumstances behind the tragedy.

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