A total of 14 people were killed in a grisly road accident that occurred on the Malindi-Mombasa highway on Wednesday morning.

The tragic morning accident involved a Muhsin company bus and a Sabaki T commuter shuttle at the Kwa Shume area near Kizingo, in Kilifi county.

Malindi sub-county hospital medical superintendent Joab Gayo told journalists that all the 14 bodies had been moved to the hospital’s morgue.

"We admitted 18 casualties in the facility, of whom six were in critical condition. Those injured were 14 male and four female," Dr Gayo said.

Some of those who were injured were rushed from the scene to Star Hospital and Tawfique Hospital in Malindi for urgent medical attention.

According to Kilifi County Commissioner Kutwa Olaka, the bus was travelling to Garsen from Mombasa, while the T shuttle was from Malindi heading towards Mombasa when the crash occurred.