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Kenya: At least 27 people were killed and several injured in a road accident involving a bus and a truck

“It a very serious accident, caused by a head-on collision. We lost 27 people in this accident “, announced the leader of the Kibwezi police (South), Leonard Kimaiyo, specifying that the injured had been taken to the hospital in the nearby town of Makindu.

The Chief of the police Kenyan, Joseph Boinnet, had previously confirmed the accident, giving a first assessment of 24 killed. Then, two people died of their injuries in hospital.

Another police official explained that the bus was trying to pass several vehicles when it collided with the truck, which was carrying gasoline.

According to the traffic police Kenyan, some 3,000 people die each year on the roads of the country. The world Organization of the health (who) evoke 12,000 deaths per year.

In December, the crash of a tanker that had crashed into other vehicles before exploding in Karai, about 100 km northwest of Nairobi, killed at least 40.

Source: Voaafrique