Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Eight die as Champion bus overturns

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By Daily News Reporter

Eight people died on the spot and 53 others injured when Champion Bus which was heading to Dar es Salaam from Mwanza overturned in Dodoma on Tuesday following tire burst.

Dodoma Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Stephen Zelothe, said the accident occurred at around 2.30pm, about 13 kilometres from Dodoma Municipality.

“Both front tires ruptured and the bus turned over twice,” said Mr Zelothe, adding that initial investigations showed that the accident was caused by over speeding.

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