Tuesday, 2 March 2010

21 killed, 45 hurt in Tabora bus smash

From The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Dominic Nkolimwa

Twenty-one people died on the spot and 45 others were seriously injured after a bus they were travelling in crashed in at Kitangiri between Igunga and Nzega towns in Tabora Region.

Tabora Regional Police Commander ASP Liberatus Barlow confirmed the accident, saying it involved a bus christened AM coach which was heading to Mwanza from Arusha.

He told The Guardian by telephone that the injured passengers were admitted at Nzega district hospital.

“The bus with registration number T316 AZR rolled twice,” adding that the accident occurred at around 4.15pm.

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