17 February 2013

Tanzania: Pupil Killed in Road Accident

A PUPIL was killed in a road accident that occurred along Pugu road at the junction of Segerea and Banana in Ilala district, Dar es Salaam.

In a separate accident, 16 people were injured in an accident that involved three vehicles along Morogoro road at Ubungo Maji area in Kinondoni district, police have said. The pupil from Minazi Mirefu Primary School died on the spot after she was hit by a commuter bus, Ilala Regional Police Commander, Ms Marietha Minangi said.

According to the police, the six-year-old girl was hit by the bus, a Toyota of DCM make with registration number T 260 ABH at 7 a.m. on Friday. The bus is said to have been heading to Banana from the airport when the accident occurred. Police are holding the driver of the bus who has been identified as Rajabu Athumani (40), a resident of Ukonga, while the body of the deceased is at Muhimbili National Hospital mortuary.

In the other incident, Kinondoni Regional Police Commander (RPC) Mr Charles Kenyela said an accident involving three vehicles in which 16 people were injured occurred when a mini bus of Isuzu Journey make with registration number T 822 ADA driven by Hassan Ally hit behind a Toyota Coaster with registration number T 302 BGX that was parked at a bus stop.

The vehicle lost direction and hit another vehicle also of Toyota Coaster make with registration number T 161 BAE. "The accident injured sixteen people and it was not immediately known those injured were in which of the three vehicles," he added.

Thirteen of those injured were rushed to Mananyamala Hospital for medical treatment and discharged while the other three that were in serious condition remained at the hospital for further treatment. He mentioned the names of the three seriously injured as Hilda Mwakalinga (32), Betty Kabiliza and Mariam Magalila.

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