Media » Speaker, Regional Assembly condole with United Republic of Tanzania following tragic road accident

  • Residents gather at the scene of an accident that killed schoolchildren, teachers and a minibus driver at the Rhota village along the Arusha-Karatu highway in Tanzania's northern tourist region of Arusha, May 6, 2017.

Speaker, Regional Assembly condole with United Republic of Tanzania following tragic road accident

East African Legislative Assembly, Arusha, Tanzania: 8 May, 2017: EALA Speaker, Rt Hon Daniel F. Kidega has sent a message of condolence to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania H.E. Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, following the tragic weekend accident in Karatu District, Arusha, that claimed lives of over 30 children. 

The pupils and teaching staff from St Lucky Vincent School in Arusha perished on Saturday morning when the minibus they were travelling in, veered off the road and plunged in to a river in Rhotia area, Karatu, under rainy conditions.

In his message, Rt Hon Kidega, who is away on official duties, termed the tragic accident a national tragedy.

Death has robbed the United Republic of Tanzania and the region at large of young pupils who had a great and promising future.  I am indeed saddened by this national tragedy”, the condolence message read in part.

The Assembly and I condole with the families and relatives of those who lost their loved ones and pray to the Almighty God to grant all comfort at this hour of grief”, the Speaker said.

The Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan, is leading government, leaders of all walks of life, as well as thousands of Arusha residents to pay last respects to the demised at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium, where the public farewell is taking placethis afternoon.

 

 

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For more Information, contact:

Mr. Bobi Odiko, Senior Public Relations Officer,

East African Legislative Assembly,

Tel: +255-27-2508240, Cell: +255 787 870945+254-733-718036;

Email: bodiko@eachq.org,

Arusha, Tanzania,

www.eala.org

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