7Dodoma Train AccidentPassengers aboard the doomed train that crashed in Tanzania had to endure a 20 minute roller coaster ride to death.288 were killed, over 500 others were injured.
8ResponseA contingent of 60 army officers arrived only a few hours after the crashThey did not have appropriate tools to cut through the metal of the coaches.Initial rescue efforts were hampered by the remoteness of the crash site, tucked amid hills of scrub and rocks inaccessible by tarmac road.
11International Reaction The international community had offered help in various forms.
12Government ReactionThe Minister for Communication and Transport had said that the cause was neither caused by sabotage nor technical faultA commission was formed to investigate, whose report was not made public.
18Resulting MythsAs one disaster strike after another, several myths arise.The myths pinpoint to individuals in the government as the “causants” of the disasters.Other points to the society as whole have become “increasingly immoral”
22Disaster Management Training Center, DMTC Following a number of disasters, the Government established DMTC.Several Disaster Managers have been trained.More awareness envisaged to Policy-makers.
23ConclusionPeople measures the efficiency of Disaster Management Officials based on response.This is an area government tries to improveCompensation to victims is still an issueNonetheless, response capacity is still low.
24AcknowledgementsGraphics and some text in this presentation courtesy various internet sources