Seven people have been confirmed dead after an accident on the Mombasa-Malindi highway.
According to reports, the accident occurred after a trailer’s tyre burst and rammed into a matatu on Friday evening.
Five people died on the spot while two were pronounced dead on arrival at the Malindi Subcounty Hospital.
Malindi Sub-county Hospital medical superintendent, Evans Ogato, said the two sustained serious injuries.
Early this month, an accident at Kenani area along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway claimed three lives and left one other person with serious injuries.
The accident, that happened near Mtito Andei, involved a saloon car and a truck.
Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Napeiyan confirmed the incident, saying the Nairobi-bound car crashed head-on with the oncoming truck.
The officer said the three victims were travelling in the saloon car.