- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 26, 2009

ARUSHA, Tanzania — The state-owned broadcaster reported Sunday that a bus had crashed into a truck in northeastern Tanzania, killing 33 people.

Tanzania Broadcasting Corp. quoted unnamed police officials as saying the accident happened Sunday afternoon in Korogwe, about 130 miles northwest of the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. The bus was traveling to Dar es Salaam from the northwestern town of Arusha, the station reported.

Five people remain at the hospital at Korogwe, TBC said. Other passengers had minor injuries and were discharged from the hospital after being treated, the station reported.

Buses are Tanzania’s main public transport between towns, and many bus drivers exceed the speed limit.

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