At least 22 people were killed and 38 others injured after a bus collided head-on with a truck in Tanzania's eastern region of Morogoro, police announced Saturday.
Fortunatus Musilimu, the Morogoro regional police commander, pointed out that 13 of the victims died on the spot and nine died while they were receiving treatment at the Morogoro regional hospital.
The incident took place when the driver of the truck attempted to overtake a motorcycle and collided with the oncoming bus, according to Musilimu. He also noted that the figures could change as some of the injured persons are in critical condition.
The official indicated that the truck was heading to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam while the bus was heading to Tanga city from Mbeya city.
On her part, President Samia Suluhu Hassan sent a condolence message to the bereaved families, saying the accident has caused losses of lives of innocent citizens.