| DAR ES SALAAM
DAR ES SALAAM 30-two schoolchildren, two teachers and a minibus driver where killed in Tanzania when their motor vehicle plunged into a roadside ravine in the northern tourist area of Arusha on Saturday, a senior law enforcement official reported.
“The accident happened when the bus was descending on a steep hill in rainy problems,” Arusha regional law enforcement commander Charles Mkumbo instructed Reuters by telephone.
“We are still investigating the incident to decide if it was prompted by a mechanical defect or human error on the component of the driver.”
The students killed in the accident, which occurred at about 9:30am in Karatu district, have been conventional 7 pupils, aged 12 to thirteen, from the Blessed Vincent key college on their way to visit yet another college, Mkumbo reported.
President John Magufuli described the accident as a “nationwide tragedy” in a statement.
Tanzania, the 2nd-premier economy in east Africa, has a bad road basic safety network, but buses continue being the principal kind of general public transportation concerning towns.
Far more than 11,000 individuals have been killed in road incidents in Tanzania concerning 2014 and 2016, according to govt information.
(Enhancing by Clement Uwiringiyimana and Hugh Lawson)