Three Dead After Matatu And Lorry Crash In Makupa,Mombasa County
Three people have died following a grisly accident in Makupa, Mombasa County.
Five people are nursing injuries after a 14-seater PSV headed to Changamwe flew over a concrete barrier colliding with an oncoming lorry.
Coast regional traffic boss, Peter Maina stated that at around 7.30 a.m a 14-seater matatu from Makupa lost control and rolled onto the other side of the road and into oncoming traffic colliding with a lorry leading to the loss of three people.
He added that they do not know the cause of the accident and investigations are ongoing which will enable them to provide more information as soon as they are completed.
The injured persons have since been taken to Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment. The remains of the three others were transferred to the facility’s mortuary. The 7 am incident caused a huge snarl-up on the Makupa-Changamwe route rendering it completely inaccessible.
Weeks prior, at least 15 people died in a road crash on the Malindi-Mombasa Highway. The crash involved a Muhsin bus and a Sabaki T Shuttle at Kwa Shume near Kizingo, in Kilifi county.