More than 24 people on Saturday night cheated death after a 14 seater Matatu collided head on with a school bus at Kichinjoni area along the Kilifi Mombasa highway.
According to Kilifi South Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sultan Hubess, the accident occurred at around 7pm.
The matatu belonged to Munawar Shuttle, while the school bus belonged to Maasai Girls’ Secondary school Narok.
“I received a call from Vipingo Health Centre in charge informing me about a road traffic accident occurring at Vipingo Kichinjoni between a 14 seater Munawar shuttle named Baba Lao and a 48 seater Bus of Narok Masai Girls secondary school on head On collision due to some unattended herd of cattle crossing on the road,” posted Dr. Hubess
Those injured were rushed to Vipingo Health Centre and later Kilifi county referral hospital.
“No Mortalities were reported however, 24 casualties were rushed to vipingo health centre where they received first aid and subsequent medical attention. 23 casualties had to be referred to Kilifi County Referral Hospital where they needed further care and investigation,” He said
The casualties varied from soft tissue injuries , severe cut and fractures.