FOUR EUROPEAN TOURISTS KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN TANZANIA

DAR-ES-SALAAM-- Four tourists from Italy and Spain were killed on Sunday when the vehicle they were in collided with a lorry in Tanzania's northern tourist region of Arusha, the authorities say.

Iddi Kimanta, the Monduli District Commissioner, said Sunday that the accident occurred at Nanja area in Monduli district, about 65 kilometres from Arusha city, on the slopes of Mount Meru, Africa's fourth highest peak.

"The vehicle that was carrying the tourists has been reduced to a mangled wreckage ... it's a very serious accident," said Kimanta.

The official said the names of the victims will be released after all diplomatic arrangements are made, adding that the Arusha Region (Province) Police Commander. Ramadhani Ng'azi, had gone to the scene of the accident to investigate the cause of the crash.

Arusha Region boasts of several tourist attractions, including the world-acclaimed Serengeti National Park, the Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, attracting tourists from around the world.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK