14 dead in Awasi crash

By Baraka Karama On Fri, 4 Oct, 2019 03:11 | < 1 min read
Awasi Accident
14 people were confirmed dead after a bus collided with a trailer at Awasi.

14 people were confirmed dead after a Nairobi-bound bus collided head on with a trailer at Awasi, Kisumu County early Friday morning.

38 others were injured in the grisly 1:00am crash.

Speaking to K24 Digital, Regional Traffic Commander Gladys Ogonda said that the trailer and bus collided at Pala area, along the Nairobi – Kisumu Highway. 

“At about 1:00am, we were informed that an accident had happened at Pala, involving an Eldoret Express bus and a trailer. When we arrived at the scene, we found that 13 people had lost their lives, and many others were injured,” said Ogonda.

The death toll has since risen to 14.

The area traffic boss urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads, especially at night, to avoid accidents.

Kisumu County Commander Benson Maweu said bodies retrieved from the wreck were taken to Ahero Sub-County Morgue, and victims were rushed to Ahero, Jaramogi and Muhoroni Hospitals for treatment.