Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Accident Victims Doing Well

Tanga — SEVENTEEN people out of 21 who were injured in a tragic road accident that involved a commuter bus and a lorry at Kange in the city of Tanga on December 21, this year, have been discharged after undergoing medical treatment at Bombo Regional Referral Hospital.

The commuter bus was travelling from the central bus stand to Pongwe, a suburb of Tanga city. Speaking to 'Daily News', a nursing officer on duty, Ms Catherine Nyero, said that the condition of the remaining victims was going well except for Salim Bondo (25) who got spinal injury.

"Out of the four remaining victims, only one seems to have a serious problem. He suffered spinal injury which caused his lower part to paralyze... but we continue with treatment and the other three are recovering well and may be discharged soon," she said.

She named the other three as Mr Alex Tung'ombe (19) who got a head injury; Mr Hamad Juma (31) who had head and leg injuries and Mr Ramadhani Iddi (25) who got injured in the mouth and on both two legs.

The accident, which happened at 7.45 pm, claimed the lives of six people and left 21 injured.

In another development Tanga Regional Police Commander Constatine Massawe has reiterated his call on drivers and bodaboda riders to be careful and observe the safety regulations in order to avoid accidents.

He also urged them to stop driving when they are drunk for their safety and the safety of other road users in the city and elsewhere in the region.

He said that police would be on patrol all the time, day and night and that anyone who would violate road safety regulations would face stern legal measures.

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