15 dead in grisly road crash in Kenya’s coastal region


At least 15 people died in a grisly road crash in Kenya’s coastal region with another 14 injured.

A local newspaper, The Star, reports that the accident that occurred along the Malindi-Mombasa highway involved a bus and a shuttle minibus.

Authorities confirmed that both drivers of the vehicles died on the spot, while the injured were rushed to a hospital nearby.

Eyewitness reports say the bus was overtaking when it lost control and hit the shuttle minibus.

The incident happened at a section of where road works are underway.

According to the World Health Organization, between 3,000 and 13,000 Kenyans lose their lives in road traffic crashes every year.

Some 2,689 people were killed in road accidents between January and September last year, according to statistics released by the National Police Service and the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA).

Most deaths are attributed to speeding and drunk driving.

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