Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

23 August 2014

Tanzania: Two Die, 53 Injured in Singida-Dodoma Road Accident

Singida — TWO people died and 52 others were injured after a bus they were traveling in from Dar es Salaam to Kahama overturned at Kambi ya Mkaa village in Ikungi district along Singida - Dodoma highway.

Singida Regional Police Commander Mr Geofrey Kamwela could not mention the names of those who died in the accident because they were still not identified but said one was a young male and the other a female all estimated to be between 20 and 23 years.

He said that the accident occurred on Thursday evening at 9:45 pm and it involved a bus with registration number T 534 CHX belonging to Kisbo Bus Services which was being driven by one Evod Temu (45), a resident of Dar es Salaam, who is also among the injured.

Mr Kamwela said that when the ill fated bus reached the area, its front tyre burst, causing the bus to veer off the road and overturned thrice before skidding 100 metres off the highway.

A total of 32 passengers who were injured were admitted to the Singida regional hospital while 20 others to Puma Missionary hospital.

The Medical Officer In charge for Singida regional hospital, Dr Deogratius Banuba described their conditions as improving. The cause of the accident could be over speeding. Following the accident, Mr Kamwela has appealed to all bus drivers and all other road users to comply with the laws, regulations and procedures governing road safety.

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