5 killed in road accident in Tanzania

At least five people were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when two vehicles collided in Tanzania’s central district of Kongwa in Dodoma region.

Gilles Muroto, the Dodoma regional police commander, said the accident occurred at dawn after a mini-bus collided with a lorry that was driven into the main road from a feeder road without caution.

“The driver of the mini-bus is among the dead and one of the injured persons is in critical condition,” Muroto told a news conference in the capital Dodoma.

The police official said the driver of the lorry ran away after the accident and police launched a manhunt for him.

Binilith Mahenge, the Dodoma regional commissioner, urged the police to ensure that the driver of the lorry is arrested and arraigned in court.