The collision of a bus and a truck in Tanzania kills at least 22: Presidency | News

President Samia Suluhu Hassan offered her condolences on Twitter and urged “road users to obey traffic rules”.

At least 22 people were killed after a bus rammed a truck in eastern Tanzania on Friday, the presidency said.

The accident also left 38 injured, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.

Eastern Morogoro Region Police Chief Fortunatus Muslim said the crash happened in Melela Kibaoni, about 200 km (120 miles) west of the coastal town and economic hub of Morogoro. Dar-es-Salaam.

He said the truck left its lane to overtake a motorcycle.

“The driver of the truck, which was heading from the port of Dar-es-Salaam to the Democratic Republic of Congo, was overtaking a motorbike when the two vehicles collided head-on,” he said.

The bus was traveling in the other direction – from the western town of Mbeya to the coastal town of Tanga, he added.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan offered her condolences on Twitter and urged “road users to obey traffic rules”.

Tanzania has experienced a series of fatal traffic accidents.

On Monday, four people were killed in a bus crash outside the southwestern town of Tunduma near the Zambian border en route to Dar-es-Salaam.

In May 2017, 35 people, including 32 schoolchildren, were killed in a bus accident. The vehicle had accelerated.

Two years earlier, 42 people had been killed in a collision between a bus and a truck.

Worse still, an accident in 2006 saw a 26-seater bus carrying 74 passengers run off the road near the northern city of Arusha and plunge off a bridge into the river, killing 54 people.