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Friday, July 28, 2017

Two dead, eight injured in Nakuru accident

A file photo of accident cars at Molo police station/Photo By Amos Kerich
A file photo of accident cars at Molo police station/Photo By Amos Kerich

Two people were killed on Monday following an accident on Njoro-Molo road, Nakuru county.

Eight others, among them seven adults and a child, were seriously injured after two lorries, a PSV matatu and two motorcycles crashed.

Molo traffic base commander Moses Nderitu said the two lorries - one carrying flowers and another sawdust - were heading towards Njoro town from Molo.

The officer said that the lorry ferrying flowers joined the main highway from a feeder road without observing traffic and knocked the one transporting sawdust.

He said the driver of one the lorries lost control of the vehicle which rolled before hitting the PSV matatu, killing its conductor; a motorcyle rider caught in the mishap also died instantly.

"The lorry ferrying flowers caused the accident. The one with sawdust was knocked from the left side," Nderitu said.

He said the injured were treated at various hospitals among them Nakuru Level Five, Molo and Elburgon.

Edward Muhavi, Rift Valley provincial general hospital deputy nursing officer, said two victims were received at the hospital, treated and discharged.

"The victims who had soft tissue injuries, they were treated and discharged," said Muhavi.

The base commander asked road users to be cautious and adhere to traffic rules.

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