Nairobi, Kenya - The number of people who perished Tuesday after a passenger minibus plunged into a valley in Nandi Hills, western Kenya, climbed to 16 Wednesday.
According to the police and Kenya Red Cross officials, ten passengers died on the spot, while six were pronounced dead on arrival in hospital or while undergoing treatment.
The minibus was ferrying passengers from Eldoret to Kisii when the accident occurred at Chepsangor area, along the Nandi Hills-Chemelil road.
The accident occurred just two days after another grisly road crash claimed 12 lives in Salgaa, along the Nairobi-Eldoret highway. Salgaa is about 170km west of Nairobi.
Kenya’s road safety record is one of the worst, with 3,200 people having been killed in road accidents in the country last year, according to statistics from Traffic Police headquarters.