19 Kenyans killed in horrific morning accident

Rescue operations are underway as scores are still trapped.

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The 3 am accident involving a passenger bus and two trailers occurred in Mbaruk area.

Confirming the reports, Rift Valley Traffic Enforcement Officer Zero Arome divulged that the bus headed to Busia came to a head on collision with the trailer when trying to overtake a personal vehicle.

“The bus was overtaking a small vehicle and came into a head-on with a trailer. At the same time, another trailer which was following the bus hit it from behind,” Arome was quoted by the Standard.

Arome, who is leading the rescue operation, mentioned that when they arrived at the scene 13 bodies were scattered on the road while scores trapped in the bus.

“There are more bodies in the bus and we are removing them one by one as most have been mutilated so that we ascertain the number of people who perished,” Arome mentioned.

A survivor of the grisly accident told journalists that they had booked a Kawere bus but when they arrived at Machakos bus they were forced to board Superhighway Sacco, which plies the Githurai 45 route.

He disclosed that they were overloaded and some passengers were even standing.

“We demanded to have our fare reimbursed because the bus we had booked was not there but the conductors refused forcing us to board the bus,” he said.

Mr Arome stated that the injured have been rushed St Mary's hospital.

This comes days after the horrific accident on Mombasa road which killed eight people.

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