Makutano Embu road accident claim two lives,12 Injured

BY UPESI NEWS CORRESPONDENT,5TH MARCH 2017-Two people died and 12 others are nursing  injuries after they were involved in a car crash in Kirinyaga County  early sunday .

-The incident, which occurred on the Makutano-Embu road at Difathas market, involved a 14-seater matatu and a Toyota Probox.

The survivors were taken to Embu and Kerugoya hospitals for treatment.

County police commander Joseph Nthenge said the man and the woman died on the spot.

“Two people among them a woman succumbed to injuries instantly but the rest who escaped death were rescued by the police,” Mr Nthenge said.

The matatu was heading to Embu from Nairobi and all the seats were occupied.

Witnesses said the public service vehicle veered off the road, rolling several times before landing in a ditch.

 

“They hacked away metals to rescue the trapped victims. Some had suffered multiple fractures,” Ms Mary Muthoni, a witness, said.

The wreckages were towed to Wang’uru police station.

Mr Nthenge said investigations have been launched and cautioned drivers against speeding.

 

He warned that drivers found flouting traffic rules will be arrested and prosecuted.

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