Deus Bugaywa
Elisha Saenda
Manzese area
Salaam Rapid Transit
Usafiri Dar

Two dead in Tanzania after hit by rapid bus


A bodaboda rider and one of his passengers were reported dead after crossing into the unauthorised rapid bus transit corridor.

A bodaboda rider and his passenger were reported dead after being hit by a rapid bus after making an unauthorised crossing into the BRT (bus rapid transit) corridor. The incident Saturday night occurred at Manzese area in Ubungo district.Acting Dar es Salaam regional police commander Elisha Saenda told The Citizen that the fatal accident occurred after the motorbike crossed into BRT corridor which is only used by designated buses.He confirmed that the driver was carrying two passengers when they were hit by the bus which was being driven on high speed.“Two people, a female and male died on the spot while the rider was injured,” he said.“After the accident, some bodaboda riders who were near the scene started throwing stones to the bus, which caused damage including breaking the mirrors and wind screen,” he told The Citizen.Broken windows on the bus after angry bodaboda riders threw stones. PHOTO | THE CITIZENThe Usafiri Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (Udart) public relations manager Deus Bugaywa said they would follow closely the proceedings of the incident.

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