Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli has sent his condolences to the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Venance Mabeyo, Head of National Service Major General Martin Busungu and to thirteen families of victims killed on Thursday after a bus they were in overturned. A State House communique released on Thursday evening revealed that among the victims were 11 national service (JKT) youth, 1 TPDF soldier and the driver.
The victims who died were heading to Itende National Service Camp for practical training from Igunga National Service Camp in Tabora Region, died on the spot and others were injured after a bus christened Igunga express, on which they were travelling, had an accident in the slope area of Igodima, on the outskirts of the City of Mbeya.
The President expressed his sorrow on receiving the news, and said that the 25 injured were in his prayers.