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Massive collision in Tanzania leaves dozens of victims

The number of fatalities is provisional given the seriousness of some of the injured, said rescuers at the scene of the disaster, in the Mbeya region (south).

The first investigations into the causes of the accident, which involved three cars, an equal number of motorcycles and several scooters, indicate that the driver of a transport truck lost control of the vehicle and collided with two cars.

The massive accident that occurred today in Tanzania is another of the catastrophes that hit African roads every year, both in the north and the south of the continent, whose magnitude and consequences are such that the World Health Organization (WHO) considers them a epidemic.

WHO studies have determined that the causes of accidents in African countries range from the poor condition of the roads to the consumption of drugs and alcohol by drivers, including disobedience to traffic rules and mechanical failures in vehicles. the vehicles.

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