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Freak crash claims four lives, one survives

By Mate Tongola | June 11th 2021

The accident occurred on the Nairobi-Garissa Road on Friday, June 11, 2021. [Standard]

Four people died on Friday, June 11 in an accident on the Nairobi-Garissa Road.

The 6am crash at Bangali area occurred after a private car, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, smashed into the rear part of a water bowser truck which was allegedly dangerously parked on the roadside.

Four of the Prado occupants died on the spot, with only the driver surviving the freak accident.

The Prado driver survived the dawn crash. [Standard]

The private vehicle was heading to Nairobi from Garissa.

The chairperson of Garissa County chiefs, Mohamed Hutle Buul, told The Standard that one of the deceased was the former county council chairperson, Abdikadir Hassan.

“He (Hassan) was a man of integrity. He worked hard, and was very generous,” said Buul.

Two men, a woman and a child died at the scene. [Standard]

Tana North Sub-County Police Commander, Ali Ndiema, said the deceased are two men, a lady and a child.

“We are pursuing the driver and turn-boy of the truck after they escaped from the scene,” said Ndiema.

The sole Prado survivor was taken to Garissa County Referral Hospital for emergency treatment.

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