I can say , accidents in Tanzania a really saddening , it doesn't matter what is used , might be a bicycle ,Verossa ,Motorbike or even Boats.Every time i switch on the national TV, news bulletin would say there was an accident somewhere..Reaching the time where i would think twice before using any means of transport.But these accidents happen
and we must find ways to deal with them all.
i have never witnessed an accident before but this time i get to see one and it happens in a speed of light , people gather around to help and others get rich suddenly securing wallets , phones ,car radios and any fancy thing they come across.. They ignore the sounds of pain the victims produce..Anyway thats not the whole point of this article..
Scribbling down this took me some guts because staring at the poor victims in the picture below would make one cry or puke to say ,but what to do.
The women were traveling into the neighboring country for a mission, when one of the buses lost control and steered off the road. The second bus stopped to help, but it was hit from behind by a cargo truck believed to have been speeding. The bus reportedly landed on the group trying help, Capital FM reported.
It was uncertain whether the fatal victims were from the one or both of the buses. In addition to the 13 deaths, at least 40 other women were reported injured. Authorities are fearing an increase in the death toll since there were several people trapped under the bus.
In total, some 84 members of the PCEA were traveling toward Dar-es-Salaam and then Zanzibar for a mission. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki ordered ground and air military assistance to evacuate the victims from the scene and receive medical transport in their native country.
whether you agree with me or not ,on my point of view the following are most ways accidents are caused in my country (Tanzania).
- So one way is Dangerous overtakes
- Overloading of the Vehicle.
- Worn out vehicles can cause serious accidents.
- Bad /rough tarmac roads
- lack of functioning traffic lights.
- Smoke and Dust from the cars and the dirty roads can cause accidents too.
- Lack of road signs..
Photos by:Simplis Lakshi
Issah QM Msongo....