30 die in New Year’s eve street accident



    Scene of the ghastly street accident in West Kenya

    Thirty folks had been killed and 16 injured in a street accident early Sunday morning after a bus and a truck had a head-on collision in central Kenya.

    “We have 30 dead,” mentioned Rift Valley visitors police chief Zero Arome of the 3am (00.00 GMT) accident near Nakuru city.

    “All the bodies have been removed from the wreckage and injured people taken to hospital.”

    The accident occurred near a infamous stretch on the Nakuru-Eldoret freeway when a bus travelling from Busia, in western Kenya, collided with a truck coming from Nakuru.

    Police mentioned the demise toll for that stretch of street has now reached 100 this month alone.

    Arome mentioned the drivers of each automobiles had been among the many useless, in addition to a three-year-old baby, whereas the injured had been taken to a Nakuru hospital.

    One survivor, talking from his hospital mattress, mentioned he had been asleep in the back of the bus when the collision occurred.

    “All I heard was a loud bang and screams from all over,” he mentioned. “I was seated at the back and was helped out after some time because my legs were stuck. It is by the grace of God that I am alive. I saw many people dead and their bodies mutilated.”

    Official statistics present that round three,00zero folks die yearly in street accidents in Kenya.