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Five killed, 20 injured in Mombasa-Nairobi Highway accident

02 March 2016, 14:06

Mombasa – A tragic accident involving a truck near Salama along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway has claimed the lives of five people and at least 20 injured.

According to Standard Media the accident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning when a lorry was overtaking and collided with the truck.

Also read: 52 hospitalised after consuming poisoned meat.

“The lorry driver is believed to have miscalculated the distance when he decided to overtake at a hilly place while the bus was moving at high speed. Among the dead was the bus driver,” said traffic commandant Jacinta Kinyua.

A huge traffic jam began to build up as the scene of the calamity was being cleared.

Meanwhile a form one student at Friends School Kamusinga in Kimilili constituency, Bungoma County, drowned in a swimming pool Monday while training for a major competition.

The star swimmer had been selected to represent his school in the regional swimming competitions in April.

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