Thursday , 19 July 2018

33 dead in Kenya road accident

Sayeed Muhammad

At least 33 have been killed and 16 injured after a bus collided head-on with a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.“We have 30 dead,” said Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome while describing of the 3am (local time) accident close to Nakuru town. All the corpses were later removed from the wreckage, with the injured rushed to Nakuru hospital, he added.The accident happened nearby a notorious stretch on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway when a bus travelling from Busia, in western Kenya, hit the truck coming from Nakuru. Police said more 100 people have killed in accidents, including the latest one, along this particular stretch of road in December alone.The drivers of both vehicles and a three-year-old child were among the dead.One of the survivors, speaking from his hospital bed, said he was asleep at the back of the bus when the collision took place.“All I heard was a loud bang and screams from all over,” he recounted.“I was seated at the back and was helped out after a little while as my legs were stuck. It is by the grace of God that I am alive. I saw many people dead and their bodies mutilated.”Official statistics say around 3,000 people die in road accidents in Kenya every year.

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