10 November 2012

Kenya: Four Killed in Narok Crash

FOUR People died on the spot and scores injured after the vehicles they were traveling in was involved in a road accident in Narok South on Thursday evening.

The accident occurred at Kipturgut trading centre along Narok-Bomet road, about 50 kilometres from Narok town. Narok police boss Peterson Maelo said that the accident which occurred at 6pm involved four vehicles, one of them a tour van.

Five tourists were also injured in the accident. It took the police and members of the public more than an hour to disengage the wrecked Toyota station wagon from the lorry so as to get to the mangled bodies.

The police boss added that the driver of the lorry lost control after the brakes failed and rammed into incoming a saloon car which was headed for Narok town.

He said that two others vehicles following the saloon car hit the lorry and the occupants sustained minor injuries. The injured passengers were rushed to Longisa District Hospital and Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet County.

The bodies were removed and taken to Narok District Hospital mortuary for post mortem examination. Maelo called upon the motorists operating the route to drive carefully as the road the road has robbed many innocent lives.

The local residents He asked the government to erect pumps to slow down speeding vehicles because the place has become a back spot. "The government should identify the areas as a black spot area as it has claimed many lives," said Jacob Langat ,area residents.

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