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At least 30 dead in Kenya horror crash

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At least 30 dead in Kenya horror crash

Rescue workers comb through the wreckage of a crashed bus in Kenya
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At least 30 people have been killed and 16 injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya.

The accident occurred close to a notorious stretch on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway when a bus travelling from Busia in western Kenya collided with a truck coming from Nakuru.

Police say the drivers of both vehicles were among the dead, as well as a three-year-old child.

Is the area known for accidents?

Yes. Police say the death toll for that stretch of road has now reached 100 this month alone.

Official statistics suggest around 3,000 people die annually in road accidents in Kenya.

What they are saying

"We have 30 dead. All the bodies have been removed from the wreckage and injured people taken to hospital," - Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome

"All I heard was a loud bang and screams from all over. I was seated at the back and was helped out after some time because my legs were stuck. It is by the Grace of God that I am alive. I saw many people dead and their bodies mutilated," one passenger told reporters.

Arome said the drivers of both vehicles were among the dead, as well as a three-year-old child, while the injured had been taken to a Nakuru hospital.

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