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Kenya: Death toll in Nakuru-Eldoret highway crash rises

The death toll in the crash involving a passenger bus and a truck on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway has risen to nine after two people succumbed to injuries at Eldama Ravine Sub-County Hospital.

The hospital’s medical superintendent Anyise Serem said she received 74 patients from the accident.

Ms Serem said five victims have been referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret for specialised treatment.

Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu said the crash occured at Kamara at about 2am and involved a Greenline Safaris Bus and a truck.

The Nairobi-bound bus was travelling from Bungoma and had capacity for 65 passengers.

Mr Matu said the drivers of the two vehicles are among those killed.

Police tow the wreckage of the Greenline

Police tow the wreckage of the Greenline Safaris bus from the accident scene at Kamaru on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. PHOTO | JOSEPH OPENDA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Those injured have been taken to Eldama Ravine and Molo Sub-County hospitals.

Mr Matu said the bus was overtaking when it collided head-on with an oncoming truck.

By Daily Nation

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