13 people have died and several others injured in a road accident involving an Eldoret Express bus and a truck at Awasi along Kisumu-Kericho highway.
The accident happened a few minutes past midnight.
There were 36 passengers in the Nairobi bound bus. Those who sustained injuries were rushed to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital in Kisumu.
12 of those who died were in the bus, the truck driver also died on the spot.
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The trailer ploughed into the bus from right side, the Eldoret Express bus was headed to Nairobi while the truck was going towards the Kisumu direction. Nyanza Regional police Vincent Makokha confirmed at the scene.
Emotions ran high as survivors of the night horror grisly road accident recounted their ordeal to the press at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital.
Writhing in pain while on blood stained beds, pieces of torn clothes, tears brimmed down their cheeks as they thanked God to have survived.
Elizabeth Awino who was heading to Nairobi from Bondo shed tears even as nurses at the casualty ward attended to her various deep cut injuries. “My God…You are great. I thank you,” she mumbled as the nurses put her on pain killer drips.
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