Tanzania Road Accident Kills Eight

Police on Monday announced that eight people have been killed and six others injured after a commuter bus overturned on a steep slope in Tanzania’s northwest municipality of Bukoba in Kagera region.

Revocatus Malimi, the Kagera regional police commander, said preliminary investigations showed that the commuter bus overturned on Sunday after its brakes failed when descending on a steep slope.

“Six of the victims were passengers in the commuter bus and two were pedestrians who were knocked down on the road’’, Malimi told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

Malimi said the driver of the commuter bus who is one of the injured people admitted in hospital is currently in police custody.

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“The driver will help police to establish the cause of the accident. The commuter bus was plying between Bukoba municipality and Kemondo port on Lake Victoria.

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