Police: 3 dead and 11 injured in Kongwa district car crash

18Jan 2022
The Guardian
Police: 3 dead and 11 injured in Kongwa district car crash

THREE people have died and 11 others injured in a road crash at Pandambili area in Kongwa District, Dodoma region.

Dodoma Regional Police Commander, Onesmo Lyanga said the driver of the passenger bus—Baraka Classic with registration numbers T 967 DWW lost control of the vehicle due to over speeding thus causing the accident. He said the passenger bus was heading to Dar es Salaam from Dodoma.

“The road was not rough despite some rain. The accident was caused by overspending,” he said, accusing the bus driver and conductor of carrying passengers beyond the capacity.

 He said that two of the deceased bodies have been identified by their relatives and that all the bodies are preserved at the Gairo district hospital in Morogoro Region.

“Those identified are Salha Mohamed, a Form Two student and her mother Joyce Nyaula, both residents of Dar es Salaam,” said Lyanga, noting that ten out of the 11 injured persons have been admitted at Kongwa district hospital, while one among them have been rushed to Benjamin Mkapa hospital for further treatment.

Kongwa District Commissioner, Remidius Emmanuel called upon travelers to report reckless drivers including those over speeding.

“Drivers should be careful when driving during this rain season; citizens residing near main roads should inform the police whenever accidents occur,” he said.