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41 dead in Tanzania road accident

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At least 41 people have died after a long haul truck rammed into a bus in the Iringa region of Tanzania, officials said Wednesday. It’s not clear how many people are injured, said regional police commissioner Ramadhan Mungi, but survivors had been rushed to Iringa Hospital.

Efforts to free some people who were trapped between the truck and bus were delayed due to lack of equipment, he said. Government spokesman, Assah Mwambene, said the truck was heading from the town of Mbeya to Dar es Salaam while the bus was heading in the opposite direction.

Many bodies were scattered on a hillside near the scene of the accident in an area called Mafinga, he said.

“What I can explain on this accident is that this accident is grisly,” he said. SAPA

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