Monday, 1 March 2010

24 killed in Tanzania bus crash

From ABC News - online

A bus overturned in north-west Tanzania on Monday killing at least 24 people and injuring 56 others, police said

The bus was travelling from Arusha to Mwanza when a tyre burst and it overturned, Tabora region Police Commander Liberatus Barlow said.

He said police were still investigating but indicated that speeding might be among the causes.

The deaths were confirmed by Nzega district medical officer John Mwombeki.

Road accidents are rampant in the east African country, leading to thousands of deaths annually.

Police attribute the trend to reckless driving, bad roads and defective vehicles.

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