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10 deaths recorded in Kenya’s Mombasa-Nairobi highway accident

Monday night witnessed a horrific road accident at Salama along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway, claiming the lives of ten individuals on the spot.

According to Mukaa Sub-County Police Commander Barnabas Ng’eno, the accident involved five vehicles: an 18-seater matatu registered to Spannish Sacco, a 14-seater matatu registered to NAEKANA Sacco, two trucks, and a saloon car.

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The tragic incident occurred around 8:30 pm as the vehicles were traveling through the notorious black spot area of Mlima Kiu.

“It happened that motor vehicle registration number KBC 564M Isuzu FSR was being driven from Nairobi general direction towards Mombasa general direction and on reaching the accident site, the driver failed to keep to his proper lane and also made a sudden right turn without due care and attention resulting in a head-on collision with motor vehicle registration number KDK 259U Toyota Hiace matatu of Spanish Sacco,” Mr Ng’eno said in a statement.

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The impact of the collision triggered a new wave of collisions involving the other vehicles.

“Due to the impact of the accident, 10 passengers in different motor vehicles are feared dead while others are seriously injured and have been rushed to Sultan Hamud Hospital,” Mr Ng’eno added.

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