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One dead, scores injured in grisly Malindi road accident


A driver was killed and three people were seriously injured after a bus they were travelling in was involved in a grisly accident at Kwa Chocha area near Malindi town on Wednesday night.

Confirming the incident Malindi Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Matawa Muchangi said the Modern Coast bus KCF 614 U carrying 45 passengers had left Malindi town for Nairobi at around 8:30 pm but the driver seemed to have been late and was over speeding.

“The driver of the bus died on the spot after the bus rammed into a stagnant lorry when efforts to apply emergency brakes failed due to over speeding,” said Muchangi.

The injured passengers including a minor were rushed to the Malindi Sub County hospital while the body of the bus driver was taken at the Malindi mortuary.

“There was an accident earlier where the lorry had hit a tuk tuk and they were waiting for the traffic police to arrive when the second accident happened,” he added.

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Muchangi warned motorists against careless driving and over speeding saying that the accident could have been avoided if the driver of the bus was careful enough.

The incident caused a huge traffic snarl up while a huge crowd gathered to witness the accident.

Police had a rough time trying to control the crowd which had moved close to the wreckage hence threatening to disrupt rescue efforts.

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