Girl knocked down
to death at Mererani
By Joseph Lyimo
Miriam Juma (18) a resident of Mererani mining settlement in Manyara
region was on 1st January 2009 knocked down to death by a speeding
vehicle, a Land Rover 110 with registration numbers T480 AFG, at Zaire
area in the settlement .
According to the Manyaraís Regional Police Commander Luther Mbutu, the
accident which happened at 8.30 am was caused by the driverís negligence
and high speed.
RPC Mbutu explained the vehicle was in a garage for repairs when a
mechanic Eliud Raimos (24) took it for the town round drive to celebrate
dawn of the brand new year.
Raimos hit the Primary Court flag mast before coming across the girl.
The vehicle smashed her down to death.
The regional police commander said Raimos was drunk and had no driving
license and would soon appear in court to answer charges.
Meanwhile, Mariamís remains were buried in her village of Ilongero in
Singida region on 4th January.