7 killed in road accident on Malindi-Mombasa highway

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In Summary

  • A lorry is said to have got a tyre-burst causing the driver to lose control and crash into a matatu.
  •   The driver and conductor of the matatu died instantly.
  •   Traffic was paralysed on the busy highway for the better part of Friday evening.

Seven people died in an accident on the Malindi-Mombasa highway after a head-on collision between a matatu and a lorry.

5 died on the spot in the accident that occurred at Kitsapu area near Gede on Friday evening.

One died on arrival at the Malindi Sub-county hospital while another one died on the way to Mombasa for further treatment.

“All casualties were taken to Malindi Star hospital mortuary,” said Evans Ogato, the Malindi Sub County Hospital Medical superintendent.

A lorry is said to have got a tyre-burst causing the driver to lose control and crash into a matatu.

The driver and conductor of the matatu died instantly.

Traffic was paralysed on the busy highway for the better part of Friday evening.

Among tho who died are a mother and her son who had boarded the matatu at Gede area, a short distance from the scene of the accident.

Gertrude Rehema from Gede told journalists she lost two family members in one go: her aunt and niece.

‘’I got a call at 6.30pm that there was an accident at Kitsapu. I rushed there and found the bodies with that of other passengers,’’ she said.

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