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11 dead in early morning Kisumu road accident

Eleven people have died and seven others injured after a matatu plunged into a culvert in Nyakach in Kisumu County.

County Commissioner Mohamed Maalim confirmed that the incident happened at around 7:15am, blaming it on overloading.

Members of the public mill around the matatu that was involved in a road accident in Nyakach in Kisumu County.  PHOTO | COURTESY
Members of the public mill around the matatu that was involved in a road accident in Nyakach in Kisumu County. PHOTO | COURTESY

The injured were taken to Pap Onditi Sub-County Hospital for first aid before being transferred to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital for further treatment.

Members of the public at the scene of the road accident in Nyakach in Kisumu County.  PHOTO | COURTESY
Members of the public at the scene of the road accident in Nyakach in Kisumu County. PHOTO | COURTESY

“This is a confirmation that the matatu was overloaded and we expect a thorough investigation to be conducted on how an overloaded matatu could travel all the way from Sirare,” Mr Maalim told Nation.

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