Tana River accident claims 10 lives

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

10 people have been confirmed dead and 14 injured after a bus rammed into a stationery truck at Tula area, Tana River County.

Bura OCPD Mr. Tom Okoth who spoke to Baraka FM said the accident happened at around 11.00 pm on Sunday.

Speaking to Baraka FM, Mr. Okoth has said that the bus was ferrying more than 60 passengers some of who are yet to be accounted for.

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“”Among the dead include three women, one child and 7 men” said Okoth .

The bus rammed into the stationery truck which was transporting construction material and had stalled on the roadside when the accident occurred according to Mr Okoth.

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Kenya Red cross Society has however stated that 14 passengers  were injured in the bus which had left Nairobi at 3.00 pm on Sunday.  .

The injured have been admitted at the Garissa Provincial General Hospital with severe injuries.

This marks the second fatal accident in the same area after the first one claimed 10 lives barely 2 years ago.