11 dead in fatal road accident in Bungoma

Accident at KaburenguThe wreckage of the matatu involved in an accident at Webuye on Friday, December 21, 2018. [Phot/the-star.co.ke]

Eleven people perished in a horrific road accident at Kaburengu junction along the Eldoret-Malaba highway yesterday.

The accident occurred after a 14-seater matatu coming from Bungoma to Eldoret lost control and collided head on with a trailer heading to Malaba from Mombasa.

The dead were seven women and four men. Their bodies were taken to Webuye subcounty hospital mortuary.

The accident caused a major traffic snarl up on the Eldoret-Malaba highway.

Speaking at the scene, Bungoma county police commander Francis Sang said that all nine occupants of the matatu including the driver died on the spot.

The driver of the trailer with his loader died on the spot.

“We are yet to identify the occupants of the vehicles but it is a blood-cuddling scene,” he said.

Sang appealed to motorists plying the Northern Corridor highway to be vigilant this festive season to avoid such accidents.

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