Not less than 51 folks have died after a truck rammed into market merchants and a number of other different autos in western Kenya.
The accident on Friday night occurred at a location identified for car crashes close to the Rift Valley city of Londiani, which is about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital, Nairobi.
Police on the scene counted 51 our bodies however extra folks had been believed to be trapped within the wreckage.
Thirty-two folks had been injured and brought to hospital, based on the Kenya Pink Cross Society.
The charity has known as on Kenyans to donate blood and stated heavy rainfall had « interrupted » rescue efforts.
Kenya’s transport minister, Kipchumba Murkomen, visited the scene on Saturday morning.
He stated markets could be moved away from highways to forestall additional such incidents in future.
President William Ruto tweeted a message of condolence to households mourning their family members.
The president described the incident as « miserable » and urged motorists to be « further cautious ».
The truck veered off the most important freeway and hit a number of autos earlier than colliding with pedestrians and merchants, based on witnesses quoted in native media.
Witnesses have additionally shared photographs displaying the wreckage of autos mangled past recognition.
Police stated on Friday night time that rescue efforts would proceed nicely into the night time.
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The Kenya Pink Cross Society stated that they had arrange stations at hospitals the place folks can report family members as lacking.
Additionally they stated they’re offering psychological help to these affected by the incident.
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