5 dead as matatu collides with a truck at Nairobi- Mombasa highway.
An accident has been witnessed at Nairobi- Mombasa high; 5 dead as matatu collides with a truck.
The accident was confirmed by Kibwezi Sub-County Police Commander George Kashmir, who stated that three children, a woman and the driver of the matatu died immediately.
The police commander revealed that the matatu was trying to overtake on the road before a head on collision with the truck.
Kashmir said,”The matatu collided head-on with a lorry after it attempted to overtake another vehicle.Three children aged one, three, and four years, a woman, and the driver of the matatu died on the spot during the 11a.m accident.”
The bodies of the five have been taken to Makindu sub-county hospital mortuary. The other 11 survivors were rescued by eye witnesses, who rushed them to Mtito Andei and Makindu sub-county hospital.
Traffic police have launched an investigation into the accident. The vehicle registered as KDB 620Y belonged to Kinatwa prestige sacco.