9 dead, several injured in Sunday morning road accident along busy highway

There are fears that casualties could rise

Scene of the Sunday morning accident that left 7 dead and several injured

Nine people have been confirmed dead with several others rushed to hospital with severe injuries following a fatal road accident on Sunday morning.

The 2 AM accident saw a passenger bus and a truck collide head on along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

Among those who perished in the crash were drivers of the two vehicles.

Confirming the incident, Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu stated that the two vehicles collided head-on at Kamaru on Sunday at about 2am.

The injured were rushed to Eldama Ravine Hospital as residents turned up to remove the bodies stuck in the wreckage.

A local resident who rushed to the scene of the crash confirmed that "We managed to retrieve all the seven bodies from the wrecked vehicles at around 4am after which the police cleared the scene".

Eldama Ravine Hospital confirmed having received 74 people who were injured among them five children and two students who were heading home for the half term break.

Reports indicate that the bus which was ferrying passengers from Bungoma to Nairobi had 65 passengers at the time of the accident.

Below are photos of the scene of the crash.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Kalonzo to run for president, unveils running mate

Kalonzo to run for president, unveils running mate

Raila finally picks Martha Karua as his running mate [Video]

Raila finally picks Martha Karua as his running mate [Video]

Gideon Moi makes U-turn, heads at the SKM command ahead of major announcement [Video]

Gideon Moi makes U-turn, heads at the SKM command ahead of major announcement [Video]

Nairobi Expressway motorists report traffic jam on 3rd day of trials [Photos]

Nairobi Expressway motorists report traffic jam on 3rd day of trials [Photos]

Karua arrives at KICC ahead of unveiling of Raila's running mate [Video]

Karua arrives at KICC ahead of unveiling of Raila's running mate [Video]

Gachagua vows not to hunt President Kenyatta after retirement despite persecution

Gachagua vows not to hunt President Kenyatta after retirement despite persecution

I am innocent, corruption allegations are politically motivated - Gachagua

I am innocent, corruption allegations are politically motivated - Gachagua

330 phonecalls: How Rigathi edged out Kindiki to become Ruto's running mate [Video]

330 phonecalls: How Rigathi edged out Kindiki to become Ruto's running mate [Video]

Kalonzo meets Wiper leaders ahead of major announcement

Kalonzo meets Wiper leaders ahead of major announcement