Two die, six injured in Arusha road accident

07Apr 2020
The Guardian
Two die, six injured in Arusha road accident

​​​​​​​TWO people have died and other six  injured after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned at the weekend   along Arusha – Namanga road in Arusha region.

Residents of Orbomba village in Longido District look on helplessly near the wreckage of a vehicle that overturned along the Arusha-Namanga road on Sunday, leaving a police officer and three other people dead. Photo: Correspondent Zanura Mollel

Among the deceased was Enock Wangwe (41) who was Inspector of Police in Arusha region and the other person was identifies as Julius Saitoti.

Speaking to this paper, the Ag Arusha Regional Police Commander Koka Moita said the accident occurred at Landarakai area in Olbomba Ward, Longido district.

He said the injured were identified as  Azaeli Mbise (37), the vehicle’s driver, Lolubare Kilesi ( 50), Gasto Mushi (32); a doctor at Longido hospital Saluni Lengireri (50), Kondo Kibwana (60), and Justine Lobikeki (24).

Moita said   the vehicle with Reg T.742DGP Toyota PSV Noah  is owned by one Ndete Lengai , adding the cause of accident was tyre burst and speeding. The most common cause of a tyre burst is improper air pressure in the tyres. While over-inflation isn't a concern, under-inflation is the reason behind approximately 75 per cent of tyre burst induced accidents as per studies.

Ag, RPC Moita further said the condition of some of the injured was critical and  are receiving treatment at Arusha Mt Meru hospital and others at Longido district hospital.

He said the bodies of the deceased  are preserved at Mt Meru Referral Hospital’s mortuary.