Speaking to Baraka FM, Kenya Red Cross Society officer who headed the response team Mr. Edwin Pkemei 40 passengers were travelling in the bus.
According to Mr. Pkemei among the 24 casualties, 16 were female and 8 males among them being special cases of six children, three elderly and one disabled.
In his statement, Mr. Pkemei added that there were no death cases but three people had sustained deep forehead cuts while most of them were suspected to have injuries such as dislocation, knocks, bruises and trauma.
The KRCS response team which arrived very fast at the scene of the accident performed first aid on the victims before rushing them to the Garsen health centre in Tana Delta sub County.
“There was no death case but three people had deep forehead cuts, with majority having dislocation, knocks,bruises and trauma. All casualties have been taken to Garsen health centre for treatment,” said Mr. Pkemei.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear as some passengers told Baraka FM that the bus was over speeding, allegations that were openly denied by the bus driver who told the passengers that the bus had mechanical problems.
Police sources could not confirm the incident by the time of going to press.
Another bus from the same company was involved in another accident at Dzikunze along Mombasa – Garissa Highway in Kilifi county some few months ago.