SADC has learnt with great sorrow and sadness of a deadly fire accident that followed a fuel tanker accident in Morogoro, the United Republic of Tanzania this morning on 10th August 2019 that claimed the lives of about 60 people, and injured more than 70 people, some very seriously.
On behalf of the SADC Member States and indeed on my own behalf, we wish to express our deepest condolences to His Excellency President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania, and the families of the deceased. This is a loss not only to Tanzania, but to the SADC region as a whole.
SADC sympathizes and remains in solidarity with the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania during this painful and sad moment. We wish all Tanzanians courage and strength as the Country faces this big loss.