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6 dead after matatu and lorry collide head-on in Malindi

Friday May 31 2019

Malindi-Kilifi road crash

Gede residents at the scene of an accident along Malindi-Kilifi road, that left six people dead and several injured, May 31, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY 

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Six people died on Friday when a matatu collided head-on with a lorry at Gede along Malindi-Kilifi road.

Malindi police base commander George Naibei said the matatu had been heading from Malindi to Mombasa when it collided with the lorry belonging to Malindi Salt Works Limited.

Mr Naibei said the six people died at the scene.

“The injured were rushed to Malindi Sub-County Hospital in critical condition," he said, adding the bodies were taken to the mortuary there.

Mr Rogers Wesonga, a teacher at Chumani Secondary School, said the driver of the lorry lost control while heading to Malindi.

“The lorry was off the road when we arrived. Police had a rough time controlling the crowd,” said Mr Wesonga, who had been travelling from Gede to Chumani.