Editor's Review

The six died on the spot.

Six people died on Tuesday, June 7, after a bus collided with a saloon car at Kanyonyoo along the Thika-Garissa highway. 

According to photos and a video seen by Nairobileo.co.ke, the saloon car had been completely wrecked following the impact with the bus.

Members of the public who had responded to the scene were helping in rescue operations as more passengers were still trapped in the wreckage.

The number of passengers who had boarded the bus and the saloon car had not yet been established by the time of the publication.

{A bus involved in an accident in Kanyonyoo, Kitui County. PHOTO: COURTESY}

The accident comes barely days after eleven people were killed on Saturday night, June 4, after the matatu they were travelling in was involved in a tragic road accident near the same location.

According to Kanyonyoo sub-location assistant chief Jacob Mueti, who confirmed the tragic incident, the vehicle lost control while trying to overtake before it veered off the road and crashed.

The passengers of the 14-seater matatu were travelling from a dowry negotiation event before they met their death.

Road accidents have been on the rise in the past few weeks as five people were killed on Friday, June 3, following a grisly road accident along the Narok-Bomet road.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Thursday, June 2 said 1,912 people lost their lives in road accidents from January to May this year.

NTSA Deputy Director Road Safety Duncan Kibogong said this was an increase of 9 percent of total fatalities on Kenyan roads as compared to a similar period last year when a total of 1754 road users lost their lives.