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Four die in road accident

By | January 17th 2011
By | January 17th 2011

By Allan Kisia  

Four people died in a road accident at Kakubutu area along the Chavakali-Kapsabet Road.

Three women died on the spot while a small boy died at Kaimosi Mission Hospital where he had been rushed for treatment.

Twenty-three others were admitted at the same hospital, 10 of them in critical condition.

Vihiga OCPD Lawrence Garama said the two matatus involved in the accident collided head on.

"One matatu was trying to overtake another vehicle when it rammed into an oncoming Nissan," added the OCPD.

He said one matatu was headed to Eldoret while the other was destined for Chavakali.

A witness, Kevin Isabwa, said the matatu headed to Chavakali tried to overtake at a blind corner.

"We just heard a loud bang and when we turned our heads to see what was happening, people were scattered everywhere screaming for help," he added.

The accident occurred barely a kilometre from a spot where eight people perished in another crush last November.

A bus heading to Kakamega from Nairobi crushed head on with the Nissan matatu, which was travelling to Kapsabet.


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