24 injured in Tana River bus accident

A Msamaria bus which was involved in an accident in the past .10 people have lost their lives after a bus rammed into a stationer truck in Tana River PHOTO/CHIDULU SAID
 Tana,River,KENYA:24 people  sustained injuries on Monday after a Bus they were travelling in toppled in Tana River county.
The Msamaria Mwema  bus was heading to Mombasa from Hola when the incident  occurred at Mnazini along Hola – Garsen road.

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.