20 June 2013

Tanzania: One of Five Accident Victims Buried

Bukoba — IBRAHIM Kajeba (30), who was among five people who died on the spot in a road accident which occurred at Kiziramuyaga Village, in Muleba District, was buried at Kishenge Cemetery in Bukoba Municipality.

The Kagera Regional Police Commander (RPC), Philip Kalangi, said five people died on the spot when an Isuzu bus christened 'Minziro Kwetu' with registration number T 503 BSL, which was heading to Geita from Bukoba, overturned around 12.30 pm on Tuesday afternoon.

He said the driver of the bus, identified as Salum Ally (32) and the conductor, identified as Ibrahim Kajeba (30) and two other people who could not be identified immediately, died in the accident. RPC Kalangi said the body of the late Salum Ally was transported to his home village in Shinyanga Region for burial.

The accident occurred at Kalongo corner when the driver failed to control the bus which hit a big rock and overturned. He was allegedly seen talking over his mobile phone before the accident. Meanwhile, two passengers who sustained injuries in the accident and were admitted to Rubya hospital, have been discharged.

Rubya Medical Officer-in-charge, Dr Diocles Ngaiza, told the 'Daily News' over the phone that seven passengers including four women, two males and one child were rushed to Rubya hospital immediately after the accident.

He said five patients, including four women were still admitted, but their condition was improving.

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