12 killed in Tanzania road accident

Dar Es Salaam, March 30: A total of 12 women died after a pickup in which they were travelling was hit by a lorry from behind Friday night in Tanzania, police said.

The accident occurred at Hedaru along the Dar es Salaam-Arusha highway when the victims were on their way to a funeral of their relative who was killed by ongoing floods across the East Africa country.

The Kilimanjaro regional police commander Robert Boaz described the accident as the worst to have occurred in northern Tanzania’ s Kilimanjaro region this year, Xinhua reported.

Joseph Mwakabonga, the Kilimanjaro regional traffic officer, said the accident occurred when a lorry travelling from Moshi to Dar es Salaam hit from behind the Toyota pickup that was ferrying the mourners.