Three people died and 54 others injured after a lorry they were travelling in plunged into a ditch in northeastern Tanzania's district of Muheza, police said, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
Edward Bukombe, Tanga Regional Police Commander, said that the accident occurred on Friday morning at Shebomeza village, in Muheza district.
He said that the lorry was carrying workers of East Usambara Tea Company who were coming from Kwamkoro camp heading to Derema to harvest tea.
The regional police chief said that the driver lost control, causing the lorry to plunge into the ditch.
Bukombe said all casualties had been admitted to Muheza Designated District Hospital for treatment and police were investigating the cause of the accident.
Aubrey Maonga, Senior Medical Officer at the hospital confirmed to have received the 54 injured who were receiving treatment at the facility.