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January 22, 2018

Three die in Emali accident

The Toyota probox that was involved in the accident at Emali on Saturday, January 13, 2017. /COURTESY
The Toyota probox that was involved in the accident at Emali on Saturday, January 13, 2017. /COURTESY

Three people died in a grisly road accident Saturday evening along Emali-Mombasa highway after a vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on with a bus.

The accident occurred at the junction of Emali-Loitokitok road when a Chania Bus that was traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi collided with a Toyota Probox that was headed to Loitokitok.

Makueni Police Commander Joseph Napeyian told the Star the three victims died on the spot and several others were taken to Makindu hospital for treatment.

“What is happening is that these buses are rushing on the road to beat the time set by National Transport and Safety Authority where PSV vehicles are barred from traveling at night,” Napeyian said.

Read: Ruto's motorcycle outrider dies in accident on way to funeral

He said a county government employee died on the spot at the same scene on Friday after a trailer hit a motorbike at around 8 pm. 

Another person suffered broken legs in the Friday accident. 

Napeyian cautioned drivers approaching Emali from Mombasa to be cautious at the junction of Loitokitok-Mombasa road.

The Saturday accident brings to 11 the number of people who have died in road accidents since Thursday.

Eight died in accidents involving motorbikes.

Read: Five dead after overloaded boda boda rams car in Kakamega

Related: Passenger dies after jumping from boda boda before crash

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