3 dead, one injured as lorries collide and burst into flames in Salama.

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Three people died on Friday while another sustained serious injury after two lorries collided and burst into flames near Salama on the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway.

Area police boss Charles Muthui said the driver of a canter which was headed to Nairobi, his loader and a passenger in the second lorry died following the incident.

He said the accident occurred after one of the lorries tyre burst.

The driver of the trailer escaped but a passenger who was on board was burned beyond recognition,” Muthui said.

The bodies were taken to Machakos Level 5 Hospital mortuary.

 

By Fred Mulwa.

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