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Kilifi accident claims six

By Nehemiah Okwembah | Dec 12th 2021 | 1 min read

Six people have died and several others injured following an accident at Roka area along the Mombasa- Malindi highway last night.

Kilifi North Sub County police commander Jonathan Koech confirmed the 7pm incident saying that the two fourteen-seater public service vehicles were being driven recklessly.

“The accident involved a head-on collision between two matatus. One was heading to Kilifi from Malindi while the other was heading to Malindi from Kilifi when the incident took place,” he said.

He added that the PSV KCY 480 Q from Malindi was trying to overtake another vehicle when it hit the PSV KCB224E.

“When we arrived at the scene we identified four bodies while the injured were taken to the Kilifi County referral hospital and the Malindi Sub County hospital,” he said.

He urged drivers and other road users to be disciplined on the road to avoid accidents.

Medical superintendent at Kilifi County Referral Hospital Dr Eddy Nzomo said the two other people died while undergoing treatment; bringing the death toll to six.

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