11 January 2014

Tanzania: Three Killed in Mbeya

THREE people died in Mbeya Region including a fifty five year old woman identified as Magreth Ijumba, who died on the spot after she was attacked by unidentified people with a heavy object on Thursday morning.

Mbeya Regional Police Commander (RPC), Ahmedi Msangi said that the incident occurred at around 06:00hrs when she was resting at home at Ilenge village in the region.

"The incident occurred on Thursday morning when the deceased was resting at home after a group of people beat her on her head with a heavy object," RPC Msangi said.

The body was thrown in the deceased's banana plantation at Ilenge village, Rungwe District in Mbeya Region. RPC Msangi said that the body of the deceased was taken to the hospital for preservation, while the police have been investigating the matter to establish the circumstance behind her death.

In a separate incident, unidentified people injured Kisa Ephraim (50), a resident of Ilenge with a knife. He was rushed to Mishen Hospital in Mbeya Region for treatment.

RPC Msangi confirmed the death of two men who died on the spot after being attacked by people with machetes and sticks on suspicion of stealing a Shanley motorcycle with registration number T 693 CBD belonging to Kelvin Msemwa (24).

RPC Msangi mentioned the names of the deceased as Charles Livingstone (32), a resident of Itezi and Tatizo Mbwiga (27), a resident of Msalaga who died on the spot.

RPC Msangi said that the incident occurred at around 16:00hrs at Rural Mbeya in Mbeya Region. "The bodies of the deceased were taken to the hospital for preservation, while police are investigating into the matter," he said.

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