Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Two Americans among passengers killed in Korogwe road accident

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By George Sembony, Korogwe

Two US citizens are among the 28 people who died when a Dar es Salaam-bound bus collided head-on with a lorry at Kwakombo in Korogwe District on Sunday evening.

The bus is called Mohamed Trans while the lorry is owned by Simba Trucking of Arusha. One of the dead Americans has been identified as Kathryin Baxter, holder of passport number 089355273 issued in New Orleans, USA, in December 2000. But the other dead American has not been identified.

According to the Tanga Regional Police Commander, Mr Simon Sirro, a Kenyan called Mr Francis Kanyoike also perished in the accident. A total of 13 passengers who died in the accident have been identified so far, 11 of them men.


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