Tourists die on Mombasa – Nairobi highway

Mombasa confirms that two foreign tourists of yet unknown nationality and names have died alongside with their driver and another passenger, when a truck rammed into their vehicle as they were leaving the coastal city for a tour, presumably to one of the national parks.

Identification of the victims was made impossible for the police according to a regular source in Mombasa, as spectator immediately looted the belongings including handbags and ID documents from the car and the victims, before police and ambulance services arrived at the scene.

One person was also reported dead from the truck, which driver fled the scene abandoning his vehicle. Police is hunting for the suspect and reportedly closing in on his whereabouts.

The accident happened around 9 a.m. some 40 kilometres outside Mombasa on the highway to Nairobi.

A search is now underway with coastal resorts to find out the identity of the victims so that next of kin can be informed.

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