36 dead, 17 injured in bus-truck collision in Kenya

Three dozen people are dead and many more injured after a bus collided with a truck in central Kenya early Sunday.

People stand next to the scene of a fatal road accident involving a bus and a truck that killed three dozen in Migaa, north of Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. Photo by EPA-EFE/STR
People stand next to the scene of a fatal road accident involving a bus and a truck that killed three dozen in Migaa, north of Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. Photo by EPA-EFE/STR

CNN reported the bus was traveling along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway in Migaa on its way to Nairobi at the time of the crash.
The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation said 34 passengers on the bus, the truck driver and another person in the truck were killed, while 17 other people were injured.

Rift Valley Traffic Enforcement Officer Zero Arome told the KBC the bus was speeding in the wrong lane when it smashed head-on into the truck.

“The President said it was unfortunate that many Kenyans have continued to lose their lives in road accidents, which can be avoided,” said a statement released on behalf of the country’s leader, Uhuru Kenyatta. “Let us all be responsible this festive season, and more so, those of us who are driving.”

By Karen Butler