A number of Britons were among those aboard a coach which crashed in Mombasa

A coach which crashed in Kenya had a number of Britons aboard, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Around 15 people were believed to have been in the vehicle when the accident happened in the coastal city of Mombasa.

Six tourists were taken to hospital, though none of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening. The number of Britons involved is not yet known.

The coach flipped on its side after veering off the road as it travelled to Moi airport in the southeastern part of the country.

Eyewitness Mark Bizley, who was travelling in a car behind the coach, said the accident happened when the coach's wheels "lost their grip of the tarmac".

"I could see the driver was really struggling to keep the vehicle straight," he said. "The right hand wheels went over the edge of the tarmac. As soon as the wheels hit the road, the bus rolled."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "There has been a coach crash that we are aware of. We believe there are British nationals involved, and there are some injuries.

"We are sending staff there now and we'll have more details later. Indications are the injuries are not life-threatening but we won't know for certain until our people are on the scene."