Monday, 27 July 2009

Thirty die in bus collides with truck

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

At least 27 people died on the spot yesterday when a bus and a truck collided in Korogwe District, Tanga Region.

A witnesses described the scene as "deadly". The accident occurred at 7pm when the bus tyre burst, sending it colliding with the truck at the Kwa Kombo area on a highway.

The Mohamed Transit Bus was travelling from Mwanza via Nairobi to Dar es Salaam. Korogwe district commissioner Erasto Sima told The Citizen that 27 bodies had been retrieved but more had been noticed still locked under the wreckage.

He had ordered for a breakdown vehicle from Tanga town to help in the retrieval. Among those confirmed dead 21 were men and six women.

He said that 13 injured people had been sent to the district hospital. The bus which had over 40 passengers.

No comments: