Tragedy as Modern Coast bus rams into a lorry in Malindi [PHOTOS]

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A Modern Coast bus after it hit a stationery lorry in Malindi. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

A bus belonging to the Modern Coast which was headed to Nairobi was involved in a fatal accident in Malindi on the night Wednesday, April 19.

It is said the accident occurred near Malindi airport, after it hit a stationary lorry.

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The aftermath

Reports have it that the driver of the bus had hit a tuk-tuk prior to the crash and escaped. The tuk-tuk driver is said to be in critical condition.

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The tuk tuk involved in the crash

A statement by the Modern Coast bus said the bus driver was killed in the accident, although the number of injured passengers is yet to be confirmed.

A 12 year old boy who had been trapped in the bus for hours was rescued by the Kenya Red Cross.

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Police at the scene of the accident

Yassin Juma reported the accident on Facebook. He said:

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“MODERN COAST BUS MALINDI ACCIDENT
Nairobi bound Modern Coast Bus involved in an accident just past Malindi Airport.
The bus is reported to have hit a stationary trailer which had earlier been involved in an accident with a Tuk Tuk.
Modern Coast has issued a statement reffering to the accident as “fatal”. The driver of the bus reportedly killed in the accident
Rescue underway in the last 40mins by Kenya Red Cross.”

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Modern Coast accidentMeanwhile, Authorities are hunting down the driver of the lorry who is responsible for the fatal accident.