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BY CORRESPONDENT,WAJIR 14TH JAN 2018-Four people have been confirmed dead at Habswen area in Wajir county after a vehicle they were travelling in hit a stationary trailer at 2 am this morning.20 others were injured
According to an eyewitness who spoke to WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE two people died on the spot while the other two died while receiving treatment.
A Kiambu-based female police officer, a conductor and two passengers are among those who died
At least 50 passengers were travelling in the vehicle when it hit the truck.
Four Kenya Defence soldiers were also injured .The officers were later airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment.
The injured were rushed to Habaswein District Hospital where they are recuperating.
Wajir Traffic Base Commander James Cheptiony confirmed the incident.
“Early this morning past 2am, we received reports that a passenger bus was involved in an accident,” he said.
Reports indicate that the bus belonging to Sabrin bus company rammed a transit lorry that had been parked by the roadside.
The accident comes a week after another bus that was travelling from Mandera was involved in a crash along Tarbaj-Wajir road injuring four people.