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Narrow escape as 48 injured in road crash

By Renson Mnyamwezi | Updated Sun, April 16th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3

At least 48 people have been admitted to hospital after a school bus they were traveling in was involved in a road accident along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway on Friday evening.

Saturday, police said the accident that occurred at Ndara area near Maungu Township belongs to Thingisyo Secondary School in Kambuu trading centre, Taita-Taveta County.

According to the police, six people are in critical condition at the Voi County Referral Hospital where they were rushed after the accident that caused a heavy traffic build up along the highway.

County Police Commander Fred Ochieng’ said the school bus was on private hire and was headed to a wedding in Kwale County when the accident occurred.

The driver, 44-year-old Michael Musyoka lost control of the vehicle as he tried to avoid a head-on collision.

“The vehicle rested on its rear side since the driver was avoiding a head on collision with a vehicle from the opposite direction while at the same time attempting to overtake another vehicle that was moving in the same direction,” said Mr Ochieng’.

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He asked motorists to avoid speeding and exercise caution especially during the Easter season.



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