4 December 2012

Tanzania: Six Die in Dar es Salaam Road Accidents

SIX people died while 19 others suffered injuries in two separate road accidents which occurred in Dar es Salaam on Sunday and Monday.

Ilala Regional Police Commander (RPC) Marietha Minangi said in the city yesterday that four people died as three others got seriously injured in a road accident which occurred after a Toyota pick-up with Registration Number T 183 BCD rammed into a lorry.

The registration number of the lorry was not established immediately. The accident occurred on Nyerere Road in the city. RPC Minangi said that all the dead were in the pick- up. Their bodies were taken to Amana Hospital mortuary for preservation pending burial arrangements.

The injured were taken to the same hospital for medical treatment. The RPC mentioned the names of the deceased as Musa Isaya (35) of Ukonga, Mnali Mfanaga (25) of Ukonga, Amasi Mumo of Tandika and Yusufu Masinga (40) of Ulongoni. She identified the injured victims as Tano Huruma (28) of Ukonga, Kanled Daudi (24) of Ukonga and Maganga Salumu (27) of Gongolamboto.

RPC Minangi said that police have arrested the pick-up driver, one Yahaya Salum (23), over alleged reckless driving. She added that investigation on the accident is still in progress. In another development, Kinondoni Regional Police Commander Charles Kenyela confirmed on Monday the deaths of Hamis Hiyana (35) and that of an unidentified man who died in an accident which occurred on Morogoro road, at Kibamba in Kinondoni District on Sunday night.

The accident, which involved three cars, injured 16 people who were rushed to Tumbi Hospital at Kibaha for medical treatment. The bodies of the deceased were preserved in the mortuary of the same hospital. Mr Kenyela said that police were looking for the driver of a Toyota Hilux whom they believed had caused the accident through careless driving.

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