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    36 die in Kenya’s freak New Year eve road accident

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya)

    At least 36 people were on Sunday confirmed dead, after a Nairobi-bound bus collided with a truck at Migaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

    Kenya is ranked among countries with the worst road safety records globally, based on a 2015 World Health Organization report.

    According to government records, 3,000 people die annually on Kenyan roads.

    The New Year eve accident of a passenger bus and a truck, killed both drivers instantly on the spot.

    According to eyewitnesses, the passenger bus was over-speeding when the brakes failed and ran into the incoming truck.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message of condolence to the families, friends and relatives of the victims.

    It was unfortunate that many Kenyans have continued to lose their lives in road accidents, which can be avoided, Kenyatta said in his message, and wished those injured and admitted in various hospitals a quick recovery.

    He reiterated his call to all motorists to be extra careful during the festive season, especially this time when people are travelling back from holidays.

    “Let us all be responsible this festive season, and more so those of us who are driving,” said the President.

    Following the accident, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) suspended night travel for long distance public service vehicles effective this Sunday until further notice.


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