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[VIDEO] Bus, train accident claims ten lives in Umoja area, Nairobi -UPDATED

Ten people have been confirmed dead following an accident involving a train and a matatu in Umoja, Nairobi.

Railway commandant Kirimi Ringera has confirmed.

The matatu was crossing a railway line as the train approached when the accident happened. Three people died on the spot. There was confusion early in the morning when the Kenya police placed figure of the dead at three while Kenya Red Cross in its latest tweet putting the figure at eight after two casualties succumbed to injuries. “Death toll rises to 8 after two casualties succumbed to their injuries,” reports RedCross adding that the injured have been rushed to nearby Mama Lucy hospital.

According to eye witness, the minibus was dragged almost 500 meters from the accident scene.

The morning train crashed into the matatu that was on the railway line at the time of it’s cross during the morning traffic hours.

The Kenya Redcross is at the scene and you can follow updates from them on Twitter (@KenyaRedCross).

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