Seven people, among them five journalists from Azam Media Group, were on Monday killed in a road accident at Shelui area in Tanzania.

The accident occurred at 2:30am at Kizonzo.

The accident, which left three other people with serious injuries, happened when the vehicle the journalists were travelling in collided head on with a lorry headed to Dar es Salaam.

The deceased and survivors were headed to Chato where they were scheduled to cover an event officiated by President John Pombe Magufuli on Tuesday.

The five journalists who died in the accident, according to a tweet by Azam Media, were cameramen Said Haji and Charles Wandwi, vision mixer Salim Mhando, sound technician Florence Ndibalema and broadcasting technician Silvanus Kasongo.

 

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