Photos: 16 dead in grisly accident as bus collides with trailer




A tragic accident involving a bus and a trailer has claimed the lives of at least 16 people and injured several others.

The accident occurred at Tula area along the Mwingi-Garissa road where it is reported that the Nasiib Sacco bus ferrying passengers to Wajir rammed into the trailer.

Eyewitnesses narrated that the bus drove onto the stationary trailer at around 11:30 p. m. on Sunday night with some speculating that the driver may have lost control of the vehicle.




The injured were rushed to the Garissa Referral Hospital for treatment.

Monday morning also saw a number of minor accidents within the city that caused traffic snarl ups.

One accident occurred along Jogoo Road where a 14-seater Embassava matatu collided with a lorry at the Donholm junction causing a deadlock for traffic coming in from Fedha, Tassia and Donholm areas.


Mombasa Road also experienced an accident at the GM area which caused a back log of traffic.
An NTSA survey released last week indicated that most fatal accidents happen on Sundays followed by Monday, Friday and the least number noted on Saturdays with majority of the accidents happening between 6 p. m. and 8 p. m.



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