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15 Killed in Road Accident in Northern Tanzania


ARUSHA: At least 15 people, including three foreigners, were killed and 12 others seriously injured Saturday in a road accident involving four vehicles in Arusha city in northern Tanzania, said a local police source said.

Justine Masejo, the Arusha regional commissioner, said the accident occurred at 5 p.m., local time, Saturday and involved a suspected brake failure of a truck, which then collided with three other vehicles in the Ngaramtoni suburb of Arusha.

Masejo said one of the vehicles involved in the accident was carrying students and teachers from New Vision School of Arusha, and another was a public bus.

He said the injured victims were rushed to major hospitals in the Arusha city, including Mount Meru referral hospital and Selian Lutheran Hospital.

By Agencies.