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Murang’a pastor dies after vehicle plunges into dam

By Boniface Gikandi | Published Mon, December 26th 2016 at 11:11, Updated December 26th 2016 at 11:15 GMT +3
Murang'a County Police Commander Ms Naomi Ichami who supervised recovery at the accident’s site.

MURANG'A: A clergy man on a mission to look for a piano to play music on Christmas Eve died after his vehicle plunged in a dam serving nearby coffee estates in Gatanga.

The minister identified as (name withheld) met his death after his vehicle plunged into a dam near Enkasiti area as he was on mission to pick a piano from a friend.

In a three hours operation, Murang'a county government disaster management unit and contracted professional divers made efforts to trace the vehicle in a mission to rescue the occupants.

The incident attracted hundreds of people who thronged at the scene before Gatanga sub county administrators George Murimi engaged local divers to facilitate the rescue mission.

Murang'a County Police Commander Ms Naomi Ichami said the body was finally retrieved by the disaster management unit. She said the vehicle had only one occupant.

“The body had been trapped inside the vehicle but we have managed to retrieve it and taken to Thika mortuary for preservation," said Ichami.

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