Ten people have lost their lives and several others left seriously injured after a lorry collided head on with a bus at Kamara area on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway, police say.
Seven people, among them the driver of the trailer, died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries during treatment.
Confirming the incident, area chief Joseph Korir said over 70 more people – including two students headed home for the half-term break – were injured and are currently receiving treatment at Eldama Ravine Hospital and Moi Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
The death toll at Karama accident along Nakuru – Eldoret has risen to nine after two more people succumbed to injuries in a road accident involving a trailer and a Bus. 74 others are admitted at Molo and Koibatek sub county in Nakuru and Baringo counties respectively. pic.twitter.com/s5m51DUMeF
— joseph kiptoo (@josephkiptoo_k) February 17, 2019
According to Mr. Korir, the 1a.m accident occurred when the bus, christened ‘Greenline,’ attempted to overtake another vehicle at a sharp bend.