Five killed, 62 injured as two Modern Coast buses collide

The collision happened at a blackspot which has recorded more than 10 road crashes in the last three weeks. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]
Five people died on Thursday 2:30am in an accident involving two buses from the same company, 62 passengers are injured.

The road smash involved two Modern Coast buses at Kiongwani area, near Salama town along Mombasa-Nairobi highway, Makueni County.

Makueni County police commander Joseph Ole Naipeiyan confirmed the fatalities.

He said one of the buses was headed to Nairobi and the other was from Malaba to Mombasa.

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“The bus that was travelling to Nairobi left its lane hence colliding with the Mombasa bound one. Police have been called to the scene for ease traffic flow,” said Naipeiyan

The injured 62 passengers have been rushed to Sultan Hamud Hospital.

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