Friday, 7 August 2009

Ten killed, 36 injured in Singida bus crash

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Awila Silla, Singida

Ten people including a Chinese national, died yesterday in yet another road accident involving a commuter bus along the Manyara-Singida road.

The accident which occurred at Gehandu area in Hanang District, left 36 other people injured and were rushed to the regional hospital in Singida for treatment.

The bus christened 'Jordan' overturned at a sharp bent on a bridge, some 55 kilometers to Singida town. The bus was heading to Mwanza from Moshi in Kilimanjaro Region. The accident comes barely two weeks after a Mohammed Trans bus killed 28 people near Korogwe when it rammed into a trailer.

According to one of the injured, Mr Aminiel Kitoi, 50, from Arumeru, the accident happened yesterday afternoon allegedly over speeding. The victim suffered multiple fractures on his left arm.

Mr Kitoi said the driver failed to negotiate a sharp bend and hit a bridge. "The bus hit the bridge rails before it overturned several times throwing some passengers out," said the victim.


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