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Grief and Shock As 32 Children Die In Tanzania Accident


Shock and grief gripped Arusha, Tanzania early yesterday when 32 school children died after a mini bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in Karatu near the famous Ngorongoro crater.

At least three survivors were pulled from the crash site by rescuers and rushed to hospital.

The accident happened early yesterday when the bus went off the road and into the Marera river gorge in Karatu district.

The final year primary pupils — commonly aged between 12 and 14 years old — were on their way to sit mock examinations ahead of seeking places at secondary school.

President John Magufuli sent his condolences to the families of the dead.

Data from the Tanzanian government shows that more than 11,000 people have been killed in road accidents between 2014 and 2016.