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15 die in bus accident in Tanzania

Two buses collided in northern Tanzania today, leaving 15 people dead and 58 injured, police said.

world Updated: May 18, 2011 19:49 IST

Two buses collided in northern Tanzania on Wednesday, leaving 15 people dead and 58 injured, police said.

The buses slammed into each other in Mwanza Province when one of them was trying to overtake a lorry, regional police said.

"Fifteen people are dead while 58 were lightly injured. Of the 58 injured, 28 have already left hospital," regional police commander Simon Sirro told AFP from the city of Arusha.