10 March 2014

Tanzania: Five Killed in City Road Accidents

FIVE people, including a one-year-old boy, died while fifteen others sustain injures in separate road accidents in Dar es Salaam over the weekend.

In one of the accidents, a man identified as Amini Mwarami (40), of Yombo died on Saturday morning along the Yombo-Kilakala road in Temeke Municipality.

The Temeke Regional Police Commander (RPC), Engerbelt Kiondo, said yesterday that the accident involved a Toyota Hiace with registration number T 104 AMX that was travelling from Yombo-Kilakala towards Mwembe Yanga area, carrying passengers.

"The accident occurred after the driver lost control of the vehicle before plunging it into a water drainage trench along the road. The victim was the conductor of the Hiace," said Kiondo.

He added that fifteen passengers were injured in the accident and rushed to Temeke hospital where they were treated and discharged.

The body of the deceased is preserved at the same hospital mortuary pending burial. In a separate accident, a year-old boy identified as Mussa Amri was knocked and killed by a Mahindra Scorpio vehicle with registration number T 716 CEE that was being driven one Omary Said (35), along Uweje road at Magomeni Mapipa area in Kinondoni Municipality.

The Kinondoni RPC, Camilius Wambura, said the child was knocked down when the driver was reversing the vehicle, "We are holding the driver over reckless driving and the body of the deceased is preserved at Mwananyamala hospital mortuary," said Wambura.

Meanwhile, a man identified as Faudh Karama (55), a Bajaj rider from Magomeni area in Kinondoni died in an accident which occurred along Morogoro Road at Magomeni Mapipa area.

"The victim was riding a Bajaj with registration number T 216 AQT from Magomeni Mapipa towards Jangwani area, when the three-wheeler was crushed by a Mercedes Benz with registration number T 852 CBS driven by Ngongoro Mohamed (44)," he added.

On the other hand, two people died mysteriously in different areas in Kinondoni. Wambura said that in one incident, a boy(2), Feisal Abdul was found dead in a shell of a vehicle in Mbezi. He said the body of the boy was found without injuries, "The cause of the death is yet to be known," he said.

According to the father of the boy, Abdul Seif (34) the boy had disappeared since Saturday morning until he was found dead in the shell of the car in the area. The body of the deceased is preserved at Tumbi Hospital mortuary, Kibaha in Coast Region pending postmortem.

In another incident, Ferdinandi Simoni a worker at the Natural Resources office in Kagera Region died mysteriously while seated on a sofa in Tegeta.

"The wife of the deceased, Restituta Temba, reported that when she woke up early morning, she found her husband dead on the sofa without injuries," said Wambura adding the deceased's body is being preserved at Mwananyamala Hospital pending postmortem.

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