Saturday, 6 September 2014

Multiple crash kills at least 35

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By  Beldina Nyakeke

Musoma. Thirty five people died and more than 50 were injured in an accident involving three
vehicles at Sabasaba in Butiama District.

The number of the dead could rise because some of the injured are in critical condition. The accident comes about two weeks after 11 people were killed and scores of others injured in Sikonge District, Tabora Region.

Those injured yesterday included two journalists. Ms Florence Focus, who writes for Mwananchi newspaper, suffered head and leg injuries, and Ms Pendo Mwakyembe of Raia Tanzania was hurt in the head and leg.

Witnesses told The Citizen on Saturday that the accident took place at around 10am along the Musoma-Tarime-Mwanza highway and involved two buses and a Land Cruiser. According to Sabasaba resident Magori Daniel, Mwanza Coach and J4 ply their trade between Sirari in Tarime District and Mwanza. The Land Cruiser, which was heading to Mwanza, plunged into a river nearby.

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