Nairobi — At least 12 people have been confirmed dead after a matatu collided with a train at Mutindwa in Nairobi's Umoja estate. Police and Kenya Red Cross officials say 21 people are still admitted to hospitals with injuries sustained in the accident that occurred shortly before 7am on Wednesday.
Traffic Commandant Samuel Kimaru said those injured were taken to Mama Lucy, Metropolitan and the Kenyatta National Hospital. Witnesses say the accident occurred when the driver of the matatu which had just picked passengers from Umoja tried to cross the railway line while ignoring the oncoming train which was hooting.
The Dandora bound commuter train dragged the 33-seater matatu almost 25 metres from the intersection before it stopped.