Three died, 36 were injured in a truck accident in Handeni


 Come on. Three businessmen have died and 36 others have been injured after the truck they were riding in left the road and overturned in Handeni district, Tanga region.


 The condition of 11 businessmen is said to be not good due to the injuries they received, so they continue to receive treatment at the district hospital in Handeni.

Explaining the incident, one of the injured, Rajabu Juma, said that the accident happened this morning, Sunday August 14, when they were heading to the auction in the village of Negero, Kilindi district.

, "We were heading to Negero market, we reached the Kwamagome area when we turned a corner and our car crashed" said the injured


On his part, the Medical Officer of the Handeni District Hospital, Dr. Hudi Shehdadi, has admitted receiving 39 injuries, of which three died, leaving 36 injuries.

He said that among the 11 injured, their condition is not good due to the injuries they received, but they continue to receive care and various tests.

"We had 39 injured people who were received and three of them have died of which two are men and one woman, but according to the information of 11 doctors, their condition is bad and they are continuing treatment to save them", said Dr. Hudi.

The Chairman of the Handeni Town Council, Mussa Mkombati, while at the scene of the incident, has urged traders to comply with the police order not to use trucks to go to the market, as their safety is often low.

"The government issued instructions that traders should not use trucks to travel to the market, but they have been stubborn and continue to ride. I asked the Road Safety Police to continue emphasizing that rule", said Mkombti.

Efforts to get the Tanga Regional Police Commander, Sofia Jongo to talk about the accident have failed as his assistant has received a call and explained that the commander is on a convoy to receive President Samia Suluhu Hassan who has started a visit to the Tanga region

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