Tragic! 32 Primary School Students Die in Auto Crash in Tanzania

The tragedy in pictures (Pix credit: jtownconnect)

Tragedy struck on Saturday June 3 in Tanzania when thirty-two primary school children, two teachers and a minibus driver were killed when their vehicle plunged into a roadside ravine in the northern tourist region of Arusha, a senior police official said.

According to police commander, Charles Mkumbo who spoke to Reuters on telephone, “The accident happened when the bus was descending on a steep hill in rainy conditions. We are still investigating the incident to determine if it was caused by a mechanical defect or human error on the part of the driver”.

The students killed in the accident, which occurred at about 9:30am in Karatu district, were standard seven (final year) pupils, aged 12 to 13, from the Lucky Vincent primary school on their way to another school to sit for mock exams when the accident happened.

President John Magufuli described the accident as a “national tragedy” in a statement.

 

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  1. this is a bad incident..i feel for the parents of those kids..may their gentle soul rest in peace..
    quiz no 158
    group 15

  2. Chidume happiness. C.

    Jesus. What an accident, may their souls rest in peace amen. Quiz no 102

  3. what a tragedic story, may their story rest in peace Amen

  4. OHAZULIKE CHIBUEZE H.

    Chai!! Poor children.

    May their souls rest in perfect peace. Amen

  5. May their soul rest in peace .Amen

  6. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    Hmm…. may their soul rest in peace

  7. Chidozie Chiazokam Jennifer

    may their soul rest in peace
    quiz no:150

  8. nwankwo chinaza blessing

    what a tragedy,RIP.
    quiz no:12

  9. what a tragedy it is a big loss in lucky vincent primary school and tanzania may their soul rest in peace

  10. Jesus when do it happen may their gentle soul rest in peace amen ohoo

  11. Is a pity. May their souls rest in peace. It is well

  12. Very tragic

    May their souls rest in peace

    Quiz no 73

  13. this is so sad and mysterious,may their souls rest in peace .. (2016054129)

  14. UMEAKU SOMTO ONYEDIKA

    CHAI
    MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PEACE OO. SMALL CHILDREN
    NO.111

  15. this is very sad and heart breaking, may their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace

  16. so sad, what a great lost. May their soul rest in peace
    Group 8
    Quiz number 97

  17. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    What a tragedy
    May their souls rest in peace.
    quiz no 125

  18. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    It’s really a tragic and pathetic tho may their souls rest in peace
    Quiz number 108
    Group number 3

  19. poor kids,my heart bleeds for them.May their gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
    Reg no:2016054018
    Quiz no:83
    Group :5

  20. Iweorah Ezinne Esther

    Hod have mercy, may their soul rest in peace.

  21. ojimba ogochukwu o.

    shaii… so painful Rip to the faithful departed.

  22. that is life for us .everyone should be conscious of his or her self. may their soul rest in Peace. quiz num81.group 3

  23. God have mercy, may their soul in peace. quiz no 8 group 11.

  24. Anene Ejiofor Emmanuel

    A tragedy indeed… but the Lord makes and takes,I pray that Almighty God grant them internal rest. R.I.P

  25. chisom Janefrances

    God !!! this is really terrible
    God give the parents of the lost children the fortitude to bear.its painful to lost a dear one
    May their soul rest in peace

  26. ogbonna ozioma Florence

    A very sad news.R.I.P

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