By LINAH BENYAWA and ERNEST NDUNDA
Fourteen people died in a road accident involving three vehicles at Bonje, on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.
The accident took place at a section where scrap metal dealers stolen guardrails, exposing motorists and pedestrians to danger.
A trailer that veered off its lane and rammed into a matatu and a saloon car on the opposite lane caused the 10am accident.
The accident happened a day after ten people died on Tuesday in two separate accidents on the same highway.
Coast Provincial Traffic Commandant Joshua Omukata confirmed the deaths and said the bodies were badly mutilated and in some cases only body parts were recovered from the wreckage.
Mr Omukata said the trailer pushed the two vehicles for over 100 metres on impact, damaging them extensively.
Police were even unable to identify which bodies were from which vehicle and appealed to the public to help in identification. Those killed were seven women and seven men.
“The lorry was travelling from Mariakani and crashed a saloon car and matatu going to Kaloleni,” said Omukata.
“One man was seriously injured and rushed to Pandya Memorial Hospital,” he added.
Omukata said the accident could have been caused by carelessness, but said they were yet to establish the exact cause.
It was evident some passengers in the matatu were coming from the market as vegetables and other goods were strewn all over the scene.
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