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Dozens were killed in a school bus crash in Tanzania

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At least 35 people, most of them children, were killed Saturday in a school bus crash in northern Tanzania, according to police. 

The bus was transporting students from a primary school in Arusha to another school to take an exam. 

Arusha Region Police Commander Charles Mkumbo said the bus skidded off the road near the Mlera river and plunged into a gully. 

Officials said two teachers, the bus driver and 32 students were among the dead. All of those bodies have been recovered. 

John Magufuli, Tanzania's president, sent his condolences to the families of the victims. 

"This accident extinguishes the dreams of these children who were preparing to serve the nation, it is an immense pain for the families involved and for the whole nation," Magufuli said in a statement obtained by the BBC

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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