FATAL CRASH

Five killed, 62 injured after two Modern Coast buses collide

Buses collided along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Thursday morning.

In Summary

• Makueni County commander Joseph Napeiyan said the two buses headed in opposite directions collided head-on in the 2 am accident.

• One bus was headed to Nairobi from Malaba while the other was from Nairobi going to Mombasa.

The scene of the accident involving two Modern Coast buses at Kiongwani area near Salama market along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
The scene of the accident involving two Modern Coast buses at Kiongwani area near Salama market along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
Image: COURTESY

Five people have been confirmed dead and 62 others injured in an accident involving two buses belonging to the same company.

The accident involved two Modern Coast buses at Kiongwani area near Salama market along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Thursday morning.

Makueni County commander Joseph Napeiyan said the two buses headed in opposite directions collided head-on in the 2 am accident.

The scene of the accident involving two Modern Coast buses at Kiongwani area near Salama market along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
The scene of the accident involving two Modern Coast buses at Kiongwani area near Salama market along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
Image: COURTESY

He confirmed the dead included the two drivers.

One bus was headed to Nairobi from Malaba while the other was from Nairobi going to Mombasa.

The injured were rushed to Sultan Hamud sub-county hospital.

Napeiyan said police had managed to control traffic and there was no grid lock on the busy highway.