Five perish, 56 injured in  bus, lorry collision

At least five people died and 56 after an upcountry bus collided with a lorry at Ibadakuli in Shinyanga Municipality.
Acting Regional Police Commander of Mwanza, Leonard Nyandahu confirmed the accident saying that the deadly crash happened on Saturday morning, adding  that the Super Najimunisa company bus was travelling from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza region collided with the truck carrying sadine consignment.
The lorry was heading to Dar es Salaam, according to the authority.
The Commissioner said the accident was caused by the negligence of the bus driver who did not pay attention to road safety signs and speeding.
However, a survivor of the accident, Fred Mahina said after he saw the driver driving recklessly, he tried to advise him to slow down but his efforts proved futile.
“When we reached Morogoro, the driver was speeding and caused another accident… Passengers shouted at him to slow down but he ignored and advised us to keep praying,” the survivor said.

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