36 perish at Migaa along Nakuru-Eldoret highway in 3:30am accident

The ill-fated Nairobi bound bus that killed 34 passengers. []

Notorious Migaa black spot along Nakuru-Eldoret Highway has consumed 36 more lives in a grisly Sunday morning accident.

The accident which occurred at 3:30am involved a Nairobi-bound bus which collided head on with a truck headed to the opposite direction.

The driver of the truck together with the loader died on the spot while 28 dead bodies were retrieved from the bus.

Four casualties succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment at Nakuru Level Five Hospital.

Three children aged 2 months, 2 years and 10 years and an adult aged 35 years are among those who died while receiving treatment in Hospital.

Rift Valley Traffic Enforcement Officer Zero Arome told Daily Nation that the ill-fated bus was travelling from Busia.

It was however, cruising on the wrong lane when it collided head on with the Eldoret-bound truck.

There were 46 passengers on board at the time of the accident.

Molo Sub-County Hospital and the Nakuru Level Five Hospital were a beehive of activities as they responded to treating those who sustained injuries in the bloody crash.

About five patients who had been initially taken to Molo Su-county Hospital were transferred to Nakuru Level Five Hospital for specialized treatment.

Nakuru received a total of 22 passengers injured in the crash. Of these, seven of them were admitted as they sustained serious head, limb and chest injuries.

The dead bodies were taken to Nakuru Hospital mortuary.

The accident has drawn a call for prayer from Kenyans on Social media.

On twitter, @terrywairimu said: “It’s said to have such a high number of deaths on the last day of the year. Let’s us pray for the families who have lost beautiful souls.”

@kinyua_Muthomi said: “What a sad way to usher in a new year! It’s time for prayer and we hope God gives the families who have lost loved ones peace during this difficult time.”

Early this month, 16 people lost their lives at Sachangwan, another black spot along the deadly Nakuru-Eldoret Highway.