Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Street Literature!


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I liked what has been written at the back of this lorry, "A jobless Billionaire". What do you think?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Accidents in Dar-es-salaam Roads!

This evening there was a terrible accidents at Mbezi kwa Musuguri where two lorries collided head-on. one of the lorries knocked women who sells fried fish along the road, one of the them believed to have died on the spot.

This morogoro Road, especially from Ubungo maji to mlandizi has been accident prone area. This week alone, there were about ten major accidents.

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Above is a picture depicting one of the accidents occured at Mbezi kwa Yusufu.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Driving Upcountry-6 (Rufiji Delta)!


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This is Rufiji Delta where River Rufiji meets the Indian Ocean. You can find ships,boats and dhows of every type.

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There are locally made small and big ships as you can see above


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Timbers from Mangroove Forests confiscated by Forestry Officers


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Forestry Officers Patrol Boat which assists special Forestry Unit to trace illegal logging of mangroove and other forestry products.
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Fishing Boats

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Confiscated Mangroove Logs
To me and my friends this trip was full of surprises! Firstly, we couldnt believe our eyes that Mangrooves could produce large pieces of timber! But one of the people residing in this area (Nyamisati) told us that, what we always see are small mangroove trees and not the big ones. "..some of them are as big as baobab trees".
Secondly, this is the area where salt water(from the ocean) meets fresh water (from river).But which suprised us the most, is the existence of some fish who roam in both fresh and salt water! There was no one to give scientific explanation to quench our thirst of knowledge on this!

But I was keen to learn of safety measures and the existence of safety gears in the boats, dhows and ships but to our utter surprise, very few, i might say 2% of the vessels had safety gears. the question is, what if the accident occurs while in deep sea?


Monday, January 18, 2010

Protection?


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In one of the Highways I saw this, and when I asked the driver why they have kept these thorns at the back of the truck, he said it is protection against thugs who jump onto the trucks and steal the luggages.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Prosthetics and Orthotics Village

This is a new blog which gives information about prosthetics and orthotics. To many these are very difficult terms, simply means the blog gives information about rehabilitation services as to how one can benefit from various artificial appliances after the trauma of various kind. Eg loss of a leg, arm or both, paralysis due to accidents.
As we all know that the number of accidents have increased, this blog has come timely.
Mnzava, keep up the good work. I appreciate that my blog and yours could work hand in hand for the benefit of the victims of accidents.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Is this Normal? Can't This beThe Cause of Accidents?


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PICTURE 1


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PICTURE 2



These are two container trucks (picture 1 2), I captured the pictures near Morogoro. Can you please you please note anything wrong between the two containers?


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dangerous Act!!


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It is hard to believe that this motorcyclist is risking the life of the passangers like this.
This blog gives information about accidents-vehicles,motorcycles,bycycles etc,also highlights the suffering of those involved in various accidents. It gives counselling to the accidents victims and information as to where they can get assistance be it legal or humanitarian.
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