14 people feared dead after bus slams into truck at Awasi

At least 14 people have died and a few others injured when an Eldoret Express bus crashed into a truck at Pala, about 3km from Awasi shopping centre in Kisumu County.

The accident occured at about 11:30pm on Thursday night, as indicated by witnesses.

Affirming the mishap, Kisumu County Police Commander Benson Maweu said they had tallied at least 13 bodies by 2:30am Friday.

“The bus was travelling from Kisumu towards Kericho on the Kisumu-Nairobi Highway when the driver tried to overtake a cane tractor and was involved in a head-on-collision with the trailer,” said Maweu.

Maweu further said the bodies retrieved from the wreck were taken to Ahero Sub-County Morgue, and victims were rushed to Ahero, Jaramogi and Muhoroni Hospitals for treatment.

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