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13 killed after bus collides with truck in Awasi

13 killed after bus collides with truck in Awasi
  • 13 people dead following night crash involving an Eldoret Express bus from Kisumu and a truck at Pala area near Awasi.

Thirteen people have been killed following a night accident involving an Eldoret Express bus and a truck at Pala area, about 3km from Awasi trading centre in Kisumu County.

Kisumu County police commander Benson Maweu confirmed the accident 13 bodies by 2:30 am Friday.

According to witnesses the collision happened at about 11:30pm.

"The bus was travelling from Kisumu towards Kericho on the Kisumu-Nairobi Highway when the driver tried to overtake a cane tractor before it was involved in a head on collision with the trailer," said Mr Maweu.

Nyanza regional police boss Vincent Makokha said of the 13 who died, 12 were in the bus including a child. The other was the truck driver.

"The bodies of the deceased were taken to Jaramogi Odinga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital while survivors are also undergoing treatment at the facility," Mr Makokha said.

The bus was towed to Awasi police station.

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