Update – 20:45: The death toll in the crash now stands at 33 children.
Two children are reported to be in critical condition.
A bus crash killed 32 children, 2 teachers and a driver crashed in northern Tanzania on Saturday, May 6.
The standard seven students from Lucky Vincent primary school in Arusha were travelling to take a mock exam at another school.
Their bus crashed into a ravine near Karatu, northwest of Arusha, near the Ngorongoro conservation area.
Photos shared on social media showed the bodies of over a dozen children in school uniforms gathered on the side of the road.
The BBC reports that several passengers survived.
A statement from the State House says President John Magufuli expressed ‘shock and great sadness’ and called the crash a ‘national tragedy.’