1 dead, 13 others injured in Machakos accident


One person has died while 13 others sustained injuries in a road accident at Katheka Kai, Machakos.

The accident involving a 14 seater matatu happened after a tyre burst which made it hard for the driver to control the vehicle.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the vehicle was speeding and while he negotiated a corner, the tyre burst made it impossible for him to control the vehicle thus rolling severally.

While confirming the accident Katheka Kai location chief Pius Kioko said that the Nissan was heading to Makutano from Machakos.

“Drivers should ensure their vehicles are in good condition before starting a journey. This is to avoid a case like this, also let them follow traffic rules,” the chief said.

Kioko also added that six people sustained serious injuries while seven others had minor Injuries. The injured were taken to Machakos levl5 for treatment while the body transferred to the same hospital’s mortuary.

The wreckage of the vehicle was towed to Machakos police station awaiting inspection.

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