5 dead, several seriously injured in grisly highway crash

Five people perished while several others were seriously injured after their vehicles were involved in a road accident along the Kilifi Mombasa highway.

The yesterday accident occurred at the Mariakani region claiming two lives on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Reports privy to the accident indicate the accident involved head-on collision between a trailer and a hearse.

Further information from the area Police boss Ezekiel Chepkuony noted that three more people succumbed due to injuries sustained at the Mariakani hospital.

Eyewitnesses account of the events also says that the hearse was ferrying mourners from Kitui County from yet another funeral when the unfortunate happened.

The good Samaritan in collaboration with the police moved in with speed to rescue the injured and take them to the hospital.

Area police also helped in clearing the scene by moving the bodies to the mortuary, while launching investigations into the actual cause of the accident.

This comes barely a month after yet another accident happened along the Mombasa-Malindi highway claiming at least 15 lives.  

Among the dead were the two drivers of the ill-fated vehicles, a tout and several Kilifi County staff that were headed for work in the morning.

They blamed the accident on the poor state of the road as a result of the ongoing construction raising the road dangerously.

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