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Two police officers killed, 10 passengers injured in Waa crash

Monday March 4 2019

Waa tuk tuk accident

Curious residents at the scene of an accident involving a 14-seater matatu and a tuk-tuk in Waa on the Likoni-Lunga Lunga highway on March 4, 2019. PHOTO | FADHILI FREDRICK | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

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Two police officers have died while 10 passengers sustained injuries when a 14-seater matatu and a tuk tuk collided at Waa on the Likoni-Lunga Lunga highway, in Kwale County.

Matuga police boss Joel Chesire, who said that the two officers were heading to work on Monday morning when the accident occured.

Lunga Lunga accident

A 14-seater matatu lies on the Likoni-Lunga Lunga road after an accident on March 4, 2019. PHOTO | FADHILI FREDRICK | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“The officers died on the spot when the tuk tuk they were travelling in was involved in an accident. The tuk tuk driver sustained serious injuries," he said. Mr Chesire said the police have launched investigations into the cause of the accident.   

The bodies of the officers have been taken to Coast General Hospital mortuary.