26 dead, several injured in Kibwezi bus-tanker crash
Twenty six people have died while several have been injured after bus collided with a tanker at Kambu along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Kibwezi OCPD Leonard Kimaiyo says.
“It was a very bad head-on collision accident,” Leonard Kimaiyo, Police chief for Kibwezi said. Those injured were taken to Makindu hospital.
Another senior police officer briefed on the accident, said the bus heading to Mombasa was overtaking several vehicles when it collided with the truck.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet too confirmed the accident, saying “24 people have been reported dead so far” before the toll rose to 26.
It is the worst accident reported on Kenyan roads in the recent past.
Kenya has one of the worst road safety records globally, with up to 3000 people killed annually.
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