Monday, 30 March 2009

Another Train crash Dodoma kills six

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Faraja Jube, Dodoma

A passenger train smashed into a goods train in Mpwapwa District early yesterday, killing at least six people.

The accident took place between Gulwe and Igandu stations near the spot where two trains collided in 2002, killing nearly 300 people in Africa's worst rail disaster.

Speaking at the scene of the accident, Infrastructure Development minister Shukuru Kawambwa blamed the crash on "sheer negligence", and ordered the arrest of the drivers of the ill-fated trains and stationmasters in charge of the two stations.


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