18 die in head-on crash in Tanzania

2015-04-13 08:50
(File, AP)

(File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Dar es Salaam - Eighteen people were killed and ten others injured, some seriously, Sunday in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry in central Tanzania, a local official said.

"It was a head-on collision involving a bus and a lorry the two vehicles then caught fire that burnt some of the victims to death," Kilosa District commissioner John Henjewele told state-owned Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation.

The accident happened in the Iyovu district of the central Morogoro region.

Henjewele said 15 passengers on the bus and three others in the lorry including the driver died at the scene.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital with burns, some in a serious condition.
Read more on:    tanzania  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.