13 people dead in grisly Bungoma accident

13 people dead in grisly Bungoma accident

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Thirteen people died in a grisly road accident, which occurred last night at the Kamukuywa Bridge black spot on the Webuye-Kitale highway.

Confirming the accident, Bungoma North OCPD Eliud Okello said the 13 were traveling to Webuye from Kitale in a 14-seater matatu, which rammed into the rear of a tractor transporting sugarcane.

According to eye witnesses, the driver of the tractor had slowed down as there was a stationary lorry ahead when death came knocking.

The 14-seater matatu was reportedly being driven at a high speed when the driver lost control, ramming into the back of the tractor, killing 13 on the spot and leaving one passenger seriously injured.

The passenger was rushed to a Bungoma hospital.