11 killed in head-on crash

Eleven people are dead and over 20 injured after a head-on crash in Tanga region on Thursday morning. Photo: Facebook

Eleven people are dead and over 20 injured following a head-on crash in Tanga region on Thursday morning. Photo: Facebook

Eleven people are dead and over 20 injured following a head-on collision between a lorry and a passenger bus in Tanga region.

The crash occurred near Pandamlima in Muheza district at approximately 07:15 on Thursday, February 11, when a fully loaded lorry collided with a Simbamtoto passenger bus.

According to East Africa Television, driver fatigue was a factor.

President John Magufuli sent his condolences and spoke out about road safety on Thursday afternoon, calling for motorists to exercise caution and follow traffic laws to avoid accidents.

 

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