11varsity Students Die In Road Crash.

11 varsity Students Die In Road Crash.

Bus carrying students from a top Kenyan varsity has incidentally collided with a truck on a busy highway after skidding in heavy rain, killing 11 of them and seriously injuring 42.

The accident occurred at Maungu, 360 kilometres  of about 220 miles from the capital Nairobi, when the students from Kenyatta University were travelling to the coastal town of Mombasa, ten people from the Kenyan varsity died on impact and another died later in hospital, while, 42 people were seriously injured.

The Kenyan Red Cross said on X, formerly Twitter that the injured victims were taken to a hospital in the nearby town of Voi, while, National Transport and Safety Authority, said, about 4,324 people were killed and 18,561 injured in 2023 in road accidents in Kenya, down 7.8 percent from the previous year.

The most high-profile incident led to the death on February 11 of 24-year-old world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum, while, five people were killed and 18 others injured when their van rammed a tractor in western Kenya.




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