Wednesday, May 20, 2009
7 People Dead, 11 Injured in Road Crashes in Arusha!
Masalia ya gari aina ya Landcruiser baada ya ajali
SEVEN people died and eleven others were injured in two separate grisly road accidents which occured in Arusha yesterday.
Police in arusha said the first accident which claimed 5 lives and injured 9 people, occured around 6.30in the morning along the Rusha-Moshi highway, near Usa-River, some 26 kilometres east of Arusha. The crash happened when a lorry bearing Kenyan registration number KBH 742 C, travelling from moshi, collided with a toyota Landcruiser with registration number T366 AJL, travelling from Arusha to the Tanzanite deposit hills of Mererani.Arusha Regiona police Commander Basilio Matei said, the driver of the lorry, Hamisi Maulid 36, resident of Kiborloni suburb near Moshi, was trying to overtake other vehecles when he hit the oncoming Toyota Landcruiser.
The five who perished were all passengers in the ill-fated Toyota Landcruiser, and according to police reports, Tanzanite miners. The lorry Driver is said to have been arrested by police immediately after the collision.
Matei named the five whose lives were cut short as including, the toyota Land cruiser driver Mathayo Mushi. others are Omary Hiza Makuka 30, resident of majengo suburb in Arusha, Uswege Mwaipanga 27, from Sakina suburb, and Judica Mollel.
Frank Hamisi Mwakatobe 33, a resident of Sakina is reported to have succumbed to death, on arrival at the Mount Meru Hospital where some of the injured were rushed for treatment, according to Arusha Police chief.
RPC Matei said a Suzuki Vitara with registration number T323 AQV was involved in a collision at around 10.00pm, near Burka Coffee Estates, killing the driver one ebbo Lepere, and his passanger loti Klaine. The car overturned injuring two people whose names could not be identified. They are both admitted at Mount Meru Hospital, according to Matei.
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