20 people die including 10 Kilifi county officials in the sabaki shutle-Muhsin bus accident, Gede

 

Gede accident photo and news

At least 20 people confirmed dead after two buses collided head-on in a Wednesday morning Gede accident at the Kwamkikuyu area along the Malindi-Mombasa highway.


The vehicles involved include a Muhsin bus from Mombasa to Garissa and a Sabaki T shuttle minibus heading to Mombasa from Marereni.


Kilifi county commissioner Kutswa Olaka confirmed 20 people died and another 14 were injured and admitted to different hospitals in Malindi.

Others were taken to Malindi General, Tawfiq and Star hospital.

Those who died include 2 Kilifi county revenue collection officers, driver from county agriculture ministry, one from public works, 1 from lands, and other 6 county governments staffs.


Both drivers died on the spot.

Eyewitnesses said the bus heading to Garissa was overtaking and lost control hitting the shuttle killing over 20 and leaving many others in critical condition.

Witnesses blamed ongoing road construction for the accident as the road was raised and has not been completed for months.


A combined team of Police, Kenya Red Cross, Kilifi county government officials and well-wishers responded first to take the injured to hospital.

Police have taken some of the bodies to the Malindi Hospital mortuary while others that were stuck are being removed.

Chief Officer Samuel Nzai at Tawfiq hospital photo
Chief Officer Samuel Nzai at Tawfiq hospital

Chief Officer Samuel Nzai at Tawfiq hospital photo

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