Tanzania: Accident Claims Ehiopian Lives in Kiteto
Four people including two Ethiopians died and eight others injured after a vehicle, a Mitsubishi Pajero carrying thirteen passengers overturned in Ndedo Ward, Kiteto District Manyara Region last week.
The vehicle which was involved in the accident had been carrying 10 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia, one Kenyan and two Tanzanians, was coming from Kenya through Kilimanjaro Region and was allegedly destined to go to Malawi.
Confirming the incident, Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr. Benedict Msuya said that the incident occurred on October 12 at 05:00 p.m. in Ngaboro Area in Kiteto District.
He said that the vehicle was being driven by Khalifa Selemani (38) of Moshi. The sourceof accident was reported as a tyre burst which caused the vehicle to overturn and four people died instantly.
The deceased were the driver of the vehicle Selemani, Neema Joel (36), resident of Ngaramtoni, Arusha. Others were two Ethiopians whose names were not immediately available.
He mentioned those injured as Kennedy Masaku (42) Kenyan Citizen, Shemsu Nulyi Senkulo (30)and Messe Getto Elipero (29), both Ethiopians.
Others who were injured include Ethiopians Abushi Awuli Abuno (25) Ahamed Untto Lode (27)and Abajihmei Lendebo Kibedo (25).
Msuya said that after finding out that the Government is strict in inspecting large trucks usually used to transport illegal immigrants, now they are using station wagons instead of lorries.
He asked members of public to collaborate with the police and the immigration department in reporting to authorities illegal immigrants.