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Tanzania President Magufuli wants accidents curbed

Number of people killed in road accidents in recent weeks has increased

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Tanzania President Magufuli wants accidents curbed

Number of people killed in road accidents in recent weeks has increased

05 April 2018 Thursday 20:36
Tanzania President Magufuli wants accidents curbed

PRESIDENT John Magufuli has tasked state organs charged with road safety to make an incisive assessment for establishing the root causes of recurrent roads accidents, most of which are caused by recklessness and violation of road safety regulations.

The President gave the directive against the backdrop of the latest road accident which killed 12 people and injured 46 people in Igunga District, Tabora Region, on Wednesday night.

He directed the police force, regional and district security and defense committees, as well as other responsible organs, to take appropriate actions to curb the menace.

President Magufuli asked Tabora Regional Commissioner Aggrey Mwanri to convey condolences to the families of the people who lost their lives in the accident.

He also prayed for the deceased to rest in eternal peace, as well as quick recovery for those who sustained injuries.

“I hereby convey my condolences to all the mourners who have lost their relatives and friends in the road accident,” Dr. Magufuli stated in a message issued yesterday by the Directorate of Presidential Communications.

The accident occurred at around 8:00 pm at Makomero village in Igunga District, Tabora Region, claiming the lives of 12 people who were passengers in a bus christened ‘City Bus’ which was heading Dar es Salaam from Karagwe in Kagera Region.

The bus was involved in a head-on collision with lorry of Fuso make which was traveling from Singida Region to Igunga.

On March 24, this year, a road accident involving a minibus and lorry at Mwalusembe Ward in Coast Region claimed the lives of 26 people.

Dailynews

Updated: 05.04.2018 21:22
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