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Kenyan bus crash leaves 27 people dead

Wreckage of a Buscar Bus Company vehicle that was involved in a road accident at Kambuu area in Kenyai, along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway Picture AP

A collision between a bus and a trailer truck has left 27 people dead, Kenyan police have said.

The accident took place along the major road linking two of Kenya's biggest cities,the capital Nairobi and the port of Mombasa.

Leornard Kimaiyo, the police chief in the Kambu area of Maukeni county, said the bus was heading to Mombasa and the trailer in the opposite direction when they collided on Tuesday.

Road accidents kill around 3,000 people in Kenya every year.

Deaths through road accidents have increased in recent years despite a crackdown on drunk driving, including tougher fines and breathalyser tests at random police roadblocks.

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