5 dead, 13 injured in grisly accident

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The Matapra sacco matatu that rolled. 5 dead, 13 injured in grisly accident (Nation)

Five people died on the spot on Wednesday evening after a matatu they were travelling in rolled along the Machakos-Wote road.

13 other passengers, who were in the 14 seater matatu, sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Machakos Level 5 Referral hospital.

The matatu belonging to Matapra Sacco is said to have rolled several times after the driver lost control of the vehicle following a tyre burst.

Confirming the incident, County Director of Emergency Services David Mwongela said the 14-seater matatu veered off the road and rolled several times killing the five people.

The Matatu that belongs to Matapra Sacco was on a high speed when one of the rear tyres burst before rolling several times,” said the Machakos County Director of Emergency Services.

The accident occurred at around 7.30pm, a few meters from Muumaandu town.

Bodies of the diseased were taken to Machakos Level 5 Hospital mortuary.

Kitui-Machakos accident

This comes barely a month, after another 14 seater Matatu lost control along the Kitui-Machakos highway, killing three people on the spot.

10 other occupants were rushed to Machakos Level 5 Referral hospital after they sustained serious injuries.

According to Mwala Sub-Couty Police boss Ronald Kirui, the driver lost control of the vehicle after a tyre burst and the vehicle veered off the road and overturned.

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