10 people killed in road accident in western Tanzania

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-05 23:24:01|Editor: yan
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DAR ES SALAAM, May 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured after their mini-bus overturned following a front tyre burst in Tanzania's western region of Kigoma, police said on Sunday.

Martin Otieno, the Kigoma regional police commander, said the grisly accident occurred on Saturday night at Uvinza area in the region located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Otieno told a news conference that the driver of the mini-bus he identified as Rajabu John lost control after the tyre burst, adding that the tyre burst as the driver tried to overtake another vehicle.

"Seven of the 10 victims died on the spot and three others died while receiving treatment at a regional hospital," he said.

Otieno said the driver will appear in court charged with the murder of the 10 passengers after he had recovered.

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