Two people missing as vehicle is swept away by floods in Samburu East

Two people are missing after their vehicle was swept by raging waters as they tried to cross River Lengusaka in Samburu East.

The vehicle, a Toyota hilux pick up, belonging to a business lady in Wamba town was moving from Meru town when the accident occurred.

The driver survived the accident with minor injuries after he managed to jump out of the car.

He is currently receiving treatment at Wamba Mission Hospital.

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A team of rescuers led by Samburu county adminstration police Commander John Muiruri Karanja are on the ground searching for the two persons.

Speaking to the press on phone Karanja said that they are yet to find the two persons.

"We have come across a pair of shoes and some clothes but not yet to find any person," he said.

Samburu county red cross coordinator Maurice Onyango said that a team of experts was on the ground and would give more details as the search progresses.

Further reports indicate that the wreckage of the vehicle that was swept downstream has been spotted.

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