1 February 2013

Tanzania: Two People Die in Separate Incidents

TWO people died in separate incidents in Hai and Rombo districts, Kilimanjaro Region, according to the Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Robert Boaz.

He told journalists in his office here that a Form two student at Maili Sita Secondary School, Haji Yasini (16), poisoned himself on Tuesday night.

ACP Boaz said that after his relatives got wind of the incident, rushed him to Mawenzi Regional Hospital where he died while receiving treatment. He also said that the reasons behind the suicide are not known.

In another incident, a resident of Tarakea, Cyril Jacob Shayo (46), a driver of a Mitsubishi Fuso truck, with registration number T367BER, died on the spot when he was run over by a speeding Toyota pickup, with registration numbers T474BHZ, driven by Bernard Peter Mlingi (31).

The RPC said Shayo died when he was crossing the road after parking his truck along the road. The driver of the Toyota pick-up is currently in police custody as investigations continue.

Meanwhile, a driver who was dodging an irate mob after hitting a motorcycle, ended up killing a 68-year-old man, identified as Makidara Elias Wangaeli Musi, a resident of Africana at Mbezi Beach in Dar es Salaam last Wednesday night.

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