Six people died on the spot while an unknown number suffered serious injuries after the Matatu they were in was involved in a road accident at Mida Forest along the Malindi Mombasa Highway Monday afternoon.
The driver of the matatu traveling from Mombasa is said to have lost control of the vehicle and rammed into oncoming bus.
According to eyewitnesses the Matatu was speeding when the accident occurred.
The driver of the ill-fated Matatu was among the dead.
No one was injured in the bus but the passengers were still in a shock.
At the scene of the accident, members of the public and security personnel were busy trying to rescue the accident victims.
Confirming the incident Malindi base commander George Naybei said those injured were taken to the Malindi Sub-county Hospital.
He said it was raining when the accident occurred and warned motorists to be careful saying the scene of the accident were a black spot.
More to follow….