Sunday, 20 November 2011

15 killed as bus collides with lorry

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Phinias Bashaya

Bukoba. At least 15 people died on the spot and 13 others were seriously injured yesterday in an accident involving a bus and a lorry in Biharamulo District, Kagera Region.The mid-morning accident occurred when the Taqwa bus travelling to Bujumbura from Dar es Salaam collided with a lorry.

The Biharamulo District Hospital assistant chief medical officer, Dr Michael Abila, confirmed that the bodies of seven men and eight women had been received at the hospital, adding that only four had been identified. He said most of the injured were in a critical condition.

There were hectic scenes at the hospital as doctors and nurses struggled to save the lives of the injured, who included a one-year-old child believed to have lost his mother in the accident.

There were plans to transfer some of the victims to Mwanza for specialised treatment.

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