13 January 2013

Tanzania: Three Die in Separate Incidents - Police

THREE people died in separate incidents that occurred over the weekend in various places in Dar es Salaam, police have confirmed.

In the first incident, police are calling upon the public to help locate the relatives of a 25-year-old woman, Pendo Michael, a maid at San Diego Bar in Yombo Dovya, Temeke Municipality who died at Temeke Hospital, where she had gone for medical treatment.

Temeke Regional Police Commander (RPC), Englibert Kiondo said, "The woman was suffering from stomach pains and had been admitted to the hospital since Sunday, last week." According to the supervisor of San Diego Bar, Mr Said Maridadi (40), they are still looking for the relatives of the deceased for burial to take place.

"The deceased is survived by a child, who is now living with a Good Samaritan," Maridadi said. The deceased's body is preserved at Temeke Municipal Hospital mortuary. In another incident, Mr Kiondo confirmed the death of a woman, Scolah Michael Mushi (32), who hanged herself by using a belt.

"Reasons behind her committing suicide are still to be established because the deceased did not leave any message," he said. The deceased's body was taken to Temeke Hospital for preservation while investigations continue.

Meanwhile, the Ilala Regional Police Commander (RPC), Marietha Minangi, has confirmed the death of an unidentified pedestrian killed in a hit and run incident. "The accident occurred at around 01:00am along Mandela Road Expressway near Kobil Fuel Station in Kinondoni Municipality," she said. The deceased's body was taken to Amana Hospital for preservation, while police are looking for the hit and run driver.

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