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Five people killed, seven others admitted in Londiani

RIFT VALLEY
By Nikko Tanui and Kennedy Gachuhi | August 29th 2021

The wreckage of the vehicle involved in the accident on the Total-Kericho Road. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Five people were killed and seven others were admitted to hospital after a 14-seater matatu burst its tyres in Londiani.

Those injured in the accident at Jubat on the Total-Kericho road are admitted at Londiani Subcounty Hospital, Londiani OCPD Joseph Mutungi said.

He added that the occupants had hired the matatu to ferry them from Nakuru to Kisumu.

One of the victims said the accident was caused by a tyre burst. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

At Londiani Subcounty hospital, Michael Bright is admitted with fractures sustained during the accident.

He said he has with his brother in the vehicle boarded in Nakuru.

"We were on the way to Kisumu for a road trip. On reaching the accident scene, I heard the sound of a tyre burst. The next thing I knew the vehicle was flipping and rolling," Bright said.

He added, "At this moment, I have not seen him. I am not aware of his whereabouts."

 

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