The Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) has temporarily suspended operations of the commuter train due to an accident.
This involved a goods train and passenger train, according to a statement posted on the company’s website on Thursday.
The company explained through the statement that the accident happened on Tuesday as a freight train collided with a commuter train resulting in the injury of 62 persons at Mwakanga station on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
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“Two passengers had serious injuries and remain hospitalised, while 60 of them had minor injuries and have been discharged from the hospital,” TAZARA stated.
The company’s preliminary investigations indicated that the accident happened when two trains were erroneously allowed onto the same track leading to the head-on collision of the Dar es Salaam commuter train and a copper-carrying freight train.
Because of the accident, the commuter train had been temporarily suspended until October 23, 2023 .
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