Six passengers have been reported dead in the ghastly Kwa Majini Bridge accident along the Thika-Garissa Highway.
8 others have been seriously injured and were rushed to Matuu Level 4 hospital. This was confirmed by Machakos Police boss Issa Mohamed.
The accident involved a 14-seater matatu that collided with another vehicle and burst into flames.
Reports indicate that the matatu was carrying a gas cylinder before it collided and went up in flames. This is under investigation.
“It is unfortunate we have lost six passengers. The collision caused a fire which trapped those trying to leave and hampered rescue mission,” the police boss said.
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Unknown number of people perish after a PSV matatu was involved in an accident and burst into flames at the Kwa Majini diversion near the bridge construction site in Matuu on Thika Garissa Highway. pic.twitter.com/4wJqFoPtyO via @PhillipMacloud
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