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Two dead, scores injured in grisly Kisumu road accident

Two people die in road accident at Kombewa, Kisumu County. [Michael Mute, Standard]

Two people have died while scores have sustained injuries following a grisly road accident involving a 14-seater matatu at Kombewa in Kisumu.

The accident occurred after the vehicle lost control and rolled several times.

Witnesses told The Standard that the vehicle’s tyre burst, causing the accident.

Nyanza Regional Traffic Commandant Mwang’i Ng’anga confirmed that two passengers died on the spot. A rescue mission was still on for other passengers trapped in the wreckage of the matatu.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was yet to be traced. It is still unclear the number of passengers that were in the ill-fated vehicle.

The accident occurred after the vehicle lost control and rolled several times. [Michael Mute, Standard]

Kennedy Otieno, a witness, said that they heard a loud tyre burst and saw the vehicle rolling.

Well-wishers including motorists intervened and helped ferry some of the injured passengers to the nearby Kombewa Sub-County Hospital.

The accident occurred at a time when a number of cases have been reported across the country.

Earlier in the day, several people sustained injuries after another passenger vehicle rolled in Nyakach, Kisumu County.