19 February 2013

Tanzania: One Dies in Dar es Salaam After Building Collapses

TWO people have died while others were injured in two separate incidents which occurred in Dar es Salaam over the weekend.

Temeke Region Police Commander (RPC) Englebert Kiondo said in the city that the first incident occurred when a man aged 30 years old was found floating in the Indian Ocean at Vijibweni in Kinondoni District. "A man was found floating without any visible wounds on his body, the cause of the incident was not established immediately," he said.

The name of the deceased was also not established immediately. The RPC noted that the body is being preserved at the Vijibweni Hospital Mortuary pending burial arrangement.

In another development, the Kinondoni Region Police Commander, Charles Kenyela, confirmed the death of Joan Lukumay (9), a Standard Three pupil in an incident where two people were injured when a building collapsed at Mpakani 'B', Kijitonyama in Kinondoni district on Saturday evening.

The RPC said that the body was taken to Mwananyamala Hospital mortuary for preservation pending burial arrangements, saying that the injured were also taken to the same hospital for medical treatment. RPC Kenyela mentioned the names of the injured as Clementina (18) and Rachel Mbaga (36), who is the owner of the collapsed building.

He said that the value of the property destroyed has not been evaluated and the cause of the accident was not established immediately, adding that indepth investigation on the incident is in progress.

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