20 killed in Kenyan traffic crash

Twenty people were killed and several injured when an articulated lorry (US: tractor trailer) smashed into a passenger bus in western Kenya, police said on Wednesday.

20 killed in Kenyan traffic crash
Twenty people were killed and several injured when an articulated lorry (US: tractor trailer) smashed into a passenger bus in western Kenya, police said on Wednesday.

Thirteen were killed on the spot when the lorry lost control and rammed into the oncoming bus in the town of Yala, a police offical said.

Five people died while being evacuated and two passed away in hospital, he added.

"So far, reports indicate 20 people died ... it was a very bad accident," area police commander Humprey Wanzala told AFP.

The injured were admitted in a nearby hospitals and in Kisumu, about 350 kilometers (218 miles) northwest of Nairobi, he added.

AFP
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