Sunday, 14 June 2015

Singida road accident leaves 6 dead as 44 are in critical state

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Gasper Andrew

Singida. At least six people died and 44 others were seriously injured in two different accidents in Singida Region yesterday.

Regional Police Commander Thobias Sedoyeka, said in the first incident, a bus called Nice Line Coach, which was heading to Mwanza from Dar es Salaam was involved in an accident at Manga Village, about 11 kilometres from Singida town.

According to an eye witness who was travelling on the bus, Mr Ron Nairo, the accident occurred at around 8pm.

He claimed that after passing the weighbridge, the driver started driving fast claiming he was trying to reach the town before sunset because he had eye complications. “After leaving the weighbridge the bus was in high speed. I was seated at the back of the driver’s seat,” he said.

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