Friday, August 7, 2009
10 Die, 35 Injured!
From ABBY NKUNGU in Singida.
TEN people died on the spot and 35 others were seriously injured, when a bus they were travelling in overturned at Sagara village on the Singida -Arusha road, about 55 kilometres from here. The accident occurred around noon and involved the bus christened 'Jordan', which was travelling from Moshi to Mwanza. Reports say the bus overturned after its driver lost control on a steep slope. The doctor in-charge of the Singida Regional Hospital, Dr Aubrey Mushi has since confirmed the deaths. However, he could not release names of the dead or the injured. An eyewitness said the bus had been speeding before it overturned. “It then rolled three times before it landed upside down,” said the witness, one of the Good Samaritans who rushed out in efforts to help the victims. The accident comes hardly three days since President Jakaya Kikwete called upon the Ministry of Home Affairs to review the Road Safety Act, to allow for sterner measures against reckless driving. About two weeks ago, another road accident claimed 28 lives after a bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam collided head on with a lorry in Korogwe, Tanga region. Last week, yet another accident left 12 people dead, when a lorry they were travelling in overturned in Babati.
Source: Daily News
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