Three killed in tyre burst at a garage in Mlolongo

Three mechanics were on Tuesday afternoon killed after a truck tyre burst in their garage in Mlolongo, Machakos County.

Police said the men were repairing the tyre when it exploded and killed the three.

“Since the tyre had pressure in it exploded and killed those who were attending to it,” said Samuel Mukuusi, Athi River Sub-county police boss.

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Mukuusi said that the three were repairing a trailer tyre when the tragedy occurred.

He added the tyre exploded due to excess pressure. Mukuusi said the incident occurred at Softing Garage.

Witnesses said one of the men had his head blown out and they all died at the scene.

Police said the lorry tyre was big and when it exploded it had a huge impact on the victims.

Bodies of the deceased have since been transferred to Shalom Mortuary.

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 Locals had earlier on mistaken the incident to a bomb.

The incident comes just a week after a similar one happened in Kware, Matungulu sub-county.

An accident kills one, four others injured

Elsewhere, an accident left one person dead, four others seriously injured along Kibwezi-Kitui road after the car they were travelling in had a tyre burst rolling several times.

An eyewitness, Bensline Mathuku said the accident involved a saloon car and the person who died in the accident was a businessman in Kibwezi town. The accident has happened around Kisayani market.

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The car reportedly left Kibwezi town around 2 pm and was head to Kitui direction.

Kibwezi sub-county police commander Ben Chagulo said they had received information on the accident and they were in the process of gathering more before moving to the scene.

By the time of going to press the body was still lying at the scene while the injured were rushed to Kibwezi sub-county hospital.

Earlier this month, seven people perished on the spot while four others were hospitalized when a fatal accident happened along the same road.

They were later reported to be from a church in Nairobi’s Kayole area.

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By Stephen Nzioka

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