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BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,22ND APRIL 2018-Eight people Perished on Sunday in a tragic accident at Kwa Muambi near Kyumbi junction on the Nairobi – Mombasa highway.The early morning accident involved a minibus and a lorry.
Six people are reported to have died on the spot while two others died while undergoing treatment due to injuries at Machakos Level 5 Hospital.
Machakos OCPD Joseph Tenai who confirmed the sad event said 16 people were also injured in the accident.
“The minibus hit a stationary lorry on the side of the road, killing six people on the spot,” Mr Tenai said.
The minibus was heading to Embu from Makueni when the accident occured. The accident also caused a temporary traffic snarl-up on the highway.
WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has also established that heavy rains which led to flooding of Kalimbini bridge near Salama made thing even worse leading to traffic snarl up .
Meanwhile, seven people died after a Probox they were travelling in was swept away by floods in Githabai, Kinangop following heavy rains.
The bodies of those who died among them , four men and three women, were moved to Naivasha Sub-County Hospital mortuary.