Friday, January 4, 2013

Over 300 Vehicles Stranded in Rainy Singida, Tanzania

THE heavy rains that are currently pounding Singida Region have already caused costly damage.

They have brought down a bridge that is a key link on the Mwanza Highway, rendering the road impassable. A Chinese national who made a bold attempt to cross the river after the bridge had gone down was swept away by flood waters to his death.

Motor vehicles travelling northward to Mwanza and those heading for Dodoma, Morogoro and Dar es Salaam are stranded. The incessant rains, most of which came down on New Year's Day, damaged Mnung'una Bridge at Msisi about 25 kilometres away from the municipality of Singida on Singida-Mwanza Highway.