Monday, May 27, 2024

48 killed in Kenya deadly road collision

Nearly 48 people were killed when a truck lost control and rushed into other vehicles and pedestrians at a busy junction in western Kenya.

Local police commander Geoffrey Mayek reacts, “So far, we can confirm 48 dead and we are suspecting one or two are still trapped under the truck. Tragedy happend on the highway between the towns of Kericho and Nakuru on Friday night”.

“Thirty people have been seriously injured and rushed to various hospitals. The numbers could be more but as of now we are sure about 30,” Police Commander added.

Regional police commander Tom Odera confirmed the death toll stood at 48. Local media reports said that heavy rains are hindering rescue operations.

“We are suspecting a truck which was being driven towards Kericho lost control and rammed into matatus [local mini buses] that were packed at a bus stop, running over those matatus and injuring passengers and pedestrians who were standing by the bus stop,” Mayek said, as per Al Jazeera.

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