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Chumvi Accident 3 killed, 12 injured in horror road crash

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The accident happened after a 14 seater Matatu tried to overtake a fleet of vehicles

The wreckage of one of the matatus involved in the fatal accident. Three people died on the spot. play The wreckage of one of the matatus involved in the fatal accident. Three people died on the spot. (Steve Nzioka/ Standard)

Three people were killed and 12 others critically injured in a horrific road crash in Chumvi area, Machakos County.

The accident which occurred around midnight involved a 14-seater matatu which hit a trailer as it tried to overtake a fleet of vehicles.

According to Machakos County commander Samuel Mukindia the driver tried to return to his lane while overtaking before hitting a trailer from behind.

The driver of the trailer lost control, hitting another matatu from behind.

"The matatu was unable to overtake a number of vehicles before the accident that involved a multiple of vehicles happened," Mukindia told the Standard.

Traffic snarl-up

The accident caused a traffic snarl-up on the busy Nairobi-Mombasa Highway as traffic police cleared the wreckage of the vehicles.

The injured passengers were taken to Machakos level 5 hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Machakos level 5 hospital mortuary.

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