KDRTV has confirmed that at least 14 people have been killed after a matatu and a lorry collided on the Mombasa-Malindi highway
Three people have also sustained serious injuries after the accident that occurred on Sunday, March 15 at Shauri Moyo near Kajipwa Police Station at 6.30 pm
The coast regional police commander Rashid Yakub said that seven people died at the scene of crime and others while enroute to the hospital
KDRTV confirmed that the victims were six me, six women, a child and the driver of the lorry
MOMBASA – MALINDI HIGHWAY ACCIDENT 14DEAD 3 INJURED
14 Killed in Kilifi following a tragic accident along the Mombasa- Malindi highway.
A matatu and a lorry collided head-on in Shauri Moyo, police say.#coronaviruskenya #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/RvTGyc9trT
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Reports indicate that the lorry that was headed to Kilifi lost control and rammed into the on-coming matatu
The darkness hindered the process of identifying the bodies but the police boss said that the process would still continue.
Both vehicles had been taken to Kijipwa Police Station where they awaiting inspection
The accident resulted in traffic snarl-up on the busy Mombasa-Mlaind highway, giving traffic officers a hard time in opening the gridlock