Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kibaha Accidents 3-We Forget So Soon!



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As we mourn the demise of 11 people who died at ''Kibamba Accident'' we forget that last year in May there was a grisly accident same as this one happened at Kibaha kwa Mathias area. The lorry (photo above) rammed into a daladala which knocked a motorcycle and then rammed into a daladala. But it seems we forget so soon!
Read more on the accident at: http://ajali-traumaclass.blospot.com/2009/05/majeruhi-ajali-ya-kibaha-bado-wapo-icu.html

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Accidents?: Scientific Reason-2


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What do you think will happen in narrow road like this? With reckless drivers like these?Hapa tunamtafuta Mchawi?

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(Above)What about this? what do you see?

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Above and below, this is a stretch between Morogoro and Chalinze, road construction took into consideration widening of all those dangerous areas so that vehicles could easily manouvre their way.

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We all feel that accidents are a menace to the society. Where do we start in curbing these accidents? Not a bad idea if we emulate what the contractors did along Morogoro-Chalinze stretch. Let us start with Chalinze-Ubungo the famously known ''accident-prone'' area.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Accidents at Kibaha: Scientific Reasoning?-1

Well, I am one of those who are touched with the wave of accidents in the country. I believe there are a number of factors which contribute to the rising number of accidents in the country. In a series of articles i would try to explain why Chalinze-Ubungo is accident prone area.

This has been demonstreted by the Dar es salaam City Council when they arected a billboard at Ubungo maji congratulationg all drivers who managed to pass this accident prone area. Unfortunately, the billboard was knocked down by lorries to the extent that what remains are some aluminium posts where the billboard used to stand.

Therefore, this area is known as accident-prone, to me this a big step towards solving this problem. As a daily user of this road, for sure this is accident-prone area. But the areas where most of these accidents happen are kibaha and kibamba.

But my observation noted the following, the road is narrow, what do we expect if the cars are overtaking in narrow. Far from reckless driving, the road width(though am not an expert on road construction) could cause accidents to a great deal.

If we are to make comparison, the number of accidents from Chalinze to morogoro are so minimal due to the fact that, the road construction took into account widening of the areas which are dangerous (as Hon. Magufuli used to say 'sehemu korofi'). The areas are wide and one can drive comfortably with no hassle.

Therefore, Tanroads and its parent Ministry need to look at this and i believe by emulating what was done on chalinze-Morogoro section, the number of accidents could go down significantly.

Nawasilisha!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Accidents at Kibaha: A Scientific Reason?

Can somebody articulate why it seems there is some kind of pattern or a logical explanantion of why some of the most grisly accidents have happened in or near kibaha for many many years now.Is there any scientific reason for these occurences that our rulers have overlooked?
Kwa sababu siamini kama ni wingi wa magari au ufinyu wa barabara tu unaweza kuelezea ajali hizi. Kuna kitu kinasababisha na uhakika siyo cha kishirikina lazma kuna sababu ya kisayansi ya matukio haya.
Tembeleeni tovuti ya "Abobos" ina picha za ajali mbalimbali za vyombo vya usafiri hasa Bongo na mnaweza kupata picha ya jinsi gani kuna mahali kuna tatizo ambalo linaelezeka kisayansi na kutatulika kwa kiasi kikubwa kisayansi.
I saw this at www.jamiiforums.com as posted by Mzee Mwanakijiji and I thought I could reproduce the post for the benefit of my visitors in this blog. But above all i thank Mzee mwanakijiji for his recognition of my blog and its contribution to the society at large. secondly, i would appreciate if we could contribute on the topic at large. Welcome.

The Government has No Winch for major Accidents?


Well, Kibamba aacident was an eye opener to many of us that the government does not have a winch to uplift heavy vehicles like the oil tanker involved in the accident occured two days ago leaving 10 people dead.

Many wananchi who were on the scene, could not do anything to help the victims from 5.00am till around 10.30am when the government managed to hire one from a private company called BMK!This has been approved by the Commander Mohamed 
Mpinga,Head of traffic Police.

This takes my memories back about 4 0r 5 years ago when a lorry overturned at the same place and all vehicles including upcountry buses were forced to use the bagamoyo route.

I thought that was a lesson enough to force the government to find a winch to alleviate such disasters! It was a shame, the road could not be used for more that 3 days because there was no winch to remove the lorry? Imagine the troubles people went through especially those residing in Kibaha and nearby villages.

The Disaster Management Team which is under the Prime Ministers office should tell us something on this. Also the Ministry of Infrastructure Development should as well give us satisfying reasons why they have failed us on this? Why private companies like BMK and Bakressa having the heavy loaders while the government does not have any?

Is this ufisadi-infested-thing or poor priritization of issues?Any comments?
(Photo:Father Kidevu)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yet Another Accident At Mbezi Mwisho, 2 Dead!

People still grieve as to the accident occured yesterday at kibamba area. This night another accident occured at Mbezi Mwisho bus stop, few Kilometers from Kibamba where 2 people are dead following this accident.
The cause of the accident is such that a lorry rammed into a packed bus.
Meanwhile relatives tries to identify their loved ones following kibamba accident. Those identified were named as Zainab Alli, Esther Paulo(who was pregnant),Abdul Twalibu,Shukuru Hussein and Faraja Ngalamba.

Kibamba Accident: 10 Dead at Dawn, at Night 2 Lorries Collide Head-on, Same place!




It was a terrible accident which happened yesterday at dawn, at kibamba darajani along Morogoro Road in the outskirts of the city of Dar es salaam. A minibus famously known as ''daladala'' was knocked down by an oil tanker leaving all 10 passengers dead! Amongst the dead was a pregnant woman whose belly was cut open leaving the dead child out of the womb.

Extraordinarily,at around 8pm two lorries collided head-on at the same place, leaving on-lookers with different interpretations of the accident.

My condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones in this terrible accident (photos by Father Kidevu)


Thursday, March 18, 2010

SPOTLIGHT! (Alarming Statistics from WHO)

"90% of death occur in low or medium income countries yet high income countries have 50% of registered vehicles". (These are alarming statistics from WHO on road accidents).
Any comments? I am of the opinion that something should be done to curb the rate of accidents in our countries.Please do something before you become part of these statistics.

Dar Roads!


(Copyright: River Springs ConneXions) Arms akimbo! This guy seems to be very thoughtful, his car has been knocked from the back.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

OVERTAKING? OH NO! NOT THIS WAY!


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This is terrible driving!
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This is terrible! There is a small car coming infront of the bus. Did the bus driver saw that?No wonder these buses kill everyday.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dar Roads!Accidents as usual!


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Accident involving a commuter bus- ''daladala''

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Accidents in Dar es salaam roads seems to be a normal thing, it involves
commuter buses-''daladala''.

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Another one!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

24 Dead,45 injured!

Passanger bus with registration number T 316 AZR , an AM Company, was involved in an accident which left 24 dead and 45 others injured. The accident occured in Kitangiri village between Nzega and Igunga. Tabora Region Police Commander confirmed the report.
He said the accident occured at 4.15pm on its way to Mwanza from Arusha. The accident occured due to high speed.
Note:
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