Eleven people perished in a grisly early Tuesday morning road crash involving a Nairobi-bound bus and a lorry at Bangal road in Tana River County.
The passenger bus collided head on with an oncoming lorry, killing victims on the spot, while several others left with serious injuries.
Confirming the incident, Tana River Police Commander Walter Aliwa said the collision happened at around 3am, but did not confirm the number of casualties.
"Yes there is an accident that has occurred and several people are injured. I am yet to know the exact number of those who died. Area OCPD has gone to the scene to follow up," said Mr Aliwa.
The bus belonging to Sabrin company was headed to Nairobi from Wajir, when it collided with the lorry at Bangal, between Mwingi and Garissa.
The bus company’s office in Wajir confirmed the incident saying that 11 people died. Eight of them victims were in the bus, while three were in the lorry.