Four people died at Mutindi River in Matinyani Ward,Kitui West after a pickup truck they were traveling in was swept by floods on Wednesday night.
According to area Sub-County Police Commander John Sawe, the four died as they tried to drive through the flooded river.
The victims, said to be staff of a telecommunication firm, were reportedly driving to Kitui Town from Migwani in Mwingi West when tragedy struck.
The truck had 6 occupants including the driver where two of them managed to escape.
“We have confirmed that the two other occupants in the car including the driver managed to escape”, said Sawe.
Sawe further added that three bodies had been recovered while efforts are underway to retrieve the fourth body believed to be stuck in the wreckage which is partially submerged.