Seven killed in central Tanzania as two gov’t vehicles collide

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — At least seven people were killed and three others injured on Saturday at dawn when two Tanzanian government vehicles collided in the country’s central district of Kongwa in Dodoma region, said police.

Gilles Murotto, the Dodoma regional police commander, said the accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. when one belonging to the office of the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) and another belonging to the Public Service Social Security Fund (PSSSF) collided head-on.

Murotto said the vehicle from the CAG’s office was heading to Dar es Salaam from Dodoma with seven people on board while the PSSSF’s vehicle was heading to Dodoma from Dar es Salaam with three people on board.

Murotto said it was not immediately established whether the victims were government employees.

He said the two vehicles collided head-on when one of the drivers tried to avoid a stationary vehicle along the road.

The police official said the three survivors were admitted to the Dodoma regional referral hospital.

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