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Nairobi: Scores Feared Dead After 14-seater Matatu Overturned Along Southern Bypass

Scores feared dead after 14-seater matatu overturned along southern bypass, Nairobi County.

Southern bypass traffic police James Mwangi confirmed the Saturday 6pm accident saying the Nissan matatu lost control, veered off the road and overturned.

The traffic police officer said the matatu had 21 passengers onboard compared to normal 14. He confirmed that scores people were feared dead.

James said the matatu was heading to Nairobi town direction from Nakuru town when the accident happened.

He said the bodies of the deceased were moved to Chiromo hospital morgue for preservation.

He said the driver of the matatu survived the crash even though the matatu had been damaged.

The Saturday evening accident comes four days after six people lost their lives on the spot on Monday after their vehicle suffered a tyre burst.

Southern bypass has remained to be an accident hostpot over the last three years.

The traffic police officer urged road users to drive carefully along this busy highways.

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