DAR ES SALAAM - At least seven people were killed and 13 others injured early
Wednesday after a truck knocked them down as they attempted to rescue a motorcyclist trapped under the truck in Momba District of Songwe Region
near Tanzania’s border with Zambia.
Theopista Mallya, Songwe regional police commander, said the victims, all men, were attempting to pull the motorcyclist trapped under the truck but were knocked down by the truck after its brakes had failed.
“Five of the victims died on the spot, and two died while
receiving treatment at a hospital,” said Mallya, adding that the accident occurred at 06h45.
She said the police were investigating to establish how the motorcyclist was trapped under the truck, adding that the motorcyclist was rescued and rushed to hospital.