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9 killed, over 20 injured in BusCar crash in Nairobi-Mombasa highway

Storyline:National News


Nine people have been killed and at least 20 others seriously injured in a fiery road crash on Nairobi-Mombasa highway between Emali and Sultan Hamud in Makueni County.

They died after a bus, belonging to a Mombasa-based BusCar company, and a truck burst into flames following a head-on collision early Wednesday morning.

Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim confirmed the deaths, saying the injured had been rushed to Kilome Nursing Home for medication.

“The vehicles collided head-on and went up in flames,” said Mr Maalim, describing the crash as “a very bad one”.

The administrator said the bus, which was bound for Mombasa Island, had 39 passengers when the disaster struck.