DAR ES SALAAM
Tanzania (Xinhua) -- At least two
people were killed and 38 others injured on Saturday after a
commuter bus collided with a locomotive engine in Tanzania’s
commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
Gilles Muroto, Temeke
regional police commander in Dar es Salaam, identified the
victims as the conductor of the commuter bus and a female
Muroto said four of the injured passengers were in critical
condition, adding that the number of killed people could rise.
Muroto said the accident occurred at 9:30am at Buza-Gerezani
on the outskirts of the commercial capital after the commuter
bus collided with a locomotive engine of a train plying in the
Magoiga Mwita, a surgeon at Temeke district hospital where
the injured persons were rushed to, said two of them were in
serious condition and they were referred to the Muhimbili
National Hospital for specialized treatment.
He said of the 38 injured passengers, 13 were men and 25 were
Eyewitnesses said reckless driving might have caused the
"The driver of the commuter bus saw an oncoming train but he
proceeded thinking that he could have passed through the rail
tracks before the train arrived," said Fakiri Kassim, a resident
"But his calculations were wrong and he ended up hitting the
locomotive engine," added Kassim.