Indian nun dies in Tanzania in road accident

By Matters India Reporter

Tanzania, Nov. 28, 2018: An Indian nun died in a road accident in Tanzania on November 27.

The 44-year-old victim is identified as Sister Rohini Pradhan, a native of the Kandhamal district of Odisha, eastern India.

The accident occurred when the member of Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa went to the airport along with two other nuns, also Indians, to receive their superior general Sister Chris, who was making an official visit their convent in Tanzania.

According to sources, one of the nuns drove the jeep. As one of its wheels burst the vehicle fell into a ditch. Sister Pradhan died on the spot, while other two were critically wounded and admitted in a local hospital in Tanzania.

Sister Pradhan is the first Indian member of the congregation to die in a foreign land.

Sister Pradhan hailed from Dodingia village under the Our Lady of Charity Parish, Raikia town in Kandhamal district. It is under the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Archdiocese.

She was appointed a missionary in Tanzania in this June. Earlier she worked in Balliguda, Phulbani of Kandhamal district, Chatrapur in Berhampur diocese and Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh (Central India).

The CSST congregation was founded in 1887 at Ernakulam, Kerala. Its members are engaged in education, care of aged, destitute and orphans. It also manages healthcare institutions and hospices.

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