21 killed in Kenya dawn accident

July 22, 2009 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 22 – Twenty one people were killed and 53 others seriously wounded in a road accident that occurred in Narok early on Wednesday, police said.

The accident occurred at Saibei, about 17 kilometres from Narok town on the highway leading to Nairobi after two buses collided head-on.

“Twenty one people were killed on the spot, it is one of the worst accidents in recent times,” Rift Valley Provincial Police chief Francis Munyambu said.

One bus was headed to Kisii from Nairobi while the other was ferrying passengers from Kisii to the city.

He said: “The scene was littered with body parts because most people were thrown out of the vehicles on impact before one of the buses landed on them.”

Mr Munyambu told Capital News that four of those wounded had been transported to Nairobi for specialised treatment.

Forty nine others were being treated at the Narok District Hospital and other health facilities in the region.

Road carnage is one of the leading causes of deaths in Kenya where at least 20 people are killed weekly in various parts of the country, according to police statistics.


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