At least 19 people on board a bus were killed Saturday in an accident involving two trucks on the road between the capital Nairobi and the town of Nakuru (west), it was learned police.
“There was a serious accident this morning, when we lost 18 people on the spot,” Nakuru police chief Hassan Barua told reporters.
Another passenger then died of his injuries in the hospital. The accident occurred in the village of Gilgil, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi.
“The accident took place at 02:30 in the morning when a bus that went to Busia (west) collided with two trucks trying to overtake,” Barua said.
Several other passengers and drivers of both trucks are still hospitalized, according to the police.
At least 26 people were killed in an accident between a bus and a truck on April 25 on the highway between Nairobi and the second city of Kenya, Mombasa (southeast).
According to Kenya’s road police, some 3,000 people die every year on the roads of the country. The World Health Organization ( WHO ) refers to 12,000 deaths a year.
In December, at least 40 people were killed when a tanker struck other vehicles before exploding in Karai, nearly 100 km north-west of Nairobi, on the same road between the capital and Nairobi. City of Nakuru.