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BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,8TH JAN,2018-Two people died Monday evening while five others were injured after a Probox they were traveling in crashed at Nyakwere area near Katito, Kisumu County.
The Probox was overloaded – seven people were on board instead of the maximum five, the traffic police chief said.
According to police the occupants of the vehicle were coming from a funeral in Kendu Bay, Homa Bay County, when the car crashed on the Kisumu-Katito-Kendu Bay highway.
Nyanza Regional Traffic Police Commandant Andrew Naibei says the vehicle tyre burst throwing the driver out of balance causing the vehicle to overturn.
“The white Probox had a rear right tyre burst. The vehicle rolled several times before landing off the road,” said Mr Naibei.
“The two women died on the spot. The driver of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and another passenger had serious injuries on the leg.”
good Samaritans rushed to the scene and pulled out some of the injured who were trapped in the wreckage.
Mr Naibei said among the passengers were two children, aged nine and 12 years, who sustained minor injuries.
The injured were rushed to Nyandiero Hospital in Nyakach, Kisumu County while bodies of those who perished are also being kept in the mortuary in the same facility.