15 people dead after bus rammed a stalled lorry in Matuu

15 people dead after bus rammed a stalled lorry in Matuu

Fifteen people have perished in a grisly accident after a Madina Nairobi-bound bus from Mandera  rammed a stalled lorry in Matuu, Machakos county.

The Injured were rushed to the Matuu Level Four hospital, Yatta Police boss Njoroge Karanja confirmed.

The stalled lorry crew had not put up lifesavers to warn other road users which has been blamed as a key cause of the 5AM accident.

Among those who perished on the spot  were ten men, two women and a child.

A video making rounds on social media shows the extensive damage to the 68-people capacity bus of registration KCM 912 H.

The right side of the bus all the way from the front to the back came apart in the collision which has lent credence to claims that the bus may have been speeding during the early morning accident.

The accident comes just a day after three people perished along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway after a 14-seater matatu collided head on with a lorry.

And only last week, 14 people perished in a road accident along the Nakuru-Naivasha highway at Kikopey.

According to the area OCPD a lorry with faulty breaks rammed a 14-seater matatu resulting in the fatalities.