At least 19 dead after minibus plunges into river in Tanzania

April 17, 2015 3:09 PM

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed on Friday after a minibus they were traveling in plunged into a river in southern Tanzania, police said.

The accident occurred on a highway in Mbeya, a town in the south of the country, Mbeya regional police chief Ahmed Msangi said in a statement. Of those killed, 18 died on the spot and one died in hospital. Three more were injured.

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