26 February 2013

Tanzania: Two Die in Dar es Salaam Accidents

TWO people died and 31 others were injured in separate road accidents which occurred over the weekend in Dar es Salaam, police have confirmed.

In the first incident an unidentified man aged between 30 and 35 died in an accident that occurred on Sunday around 06:30 a.m. along Kilwa road at Mbagala Mission Msikitini area in Temeke district. Temeke Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Engelbert Kiondo said in the city that the accident involved two commuter buses.

"The man died on the spot and 31 others were injured. They were passengers in one of the buses," he said. The RPC said that one of the buses which was being driven by an unidentified person was heading to Mbagala from Mtongani area. The driver lost control of the vehicle and the bus veered off the road before hitting another bus that was driven by Adam Mahafunzi which was heading to Mwenge from Mbagala.

"Twenty nine of the injured persons were immediately allowed to go home while two people had to be taken to Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) for medical treatment before they were allowed to go home," he added. The deceased's body is preserved at Temeke hospital mortuary pending burial arrangement while police are looking for one of the drivers who caused the accident.

Meanwhile, Ilala RPC Ms Marietha Minangi has confirmed the death of a motorcyclist identified as Mohamed Said Mwage (42), resident of Temeke Mikoroshini, who died on the spot after an accident that occurred at Gongolamboto along Pugu road.

"The motorcyclist was hit by a lorry of Fuso make with registration numbers T 699 BCG whose driver was not immediately identified," she said. She further said that the cause of the accident was the speeding lorry which was heading to Chanika from Gongolamboto.

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