A 4 YEAR OLD CHILD DEAD AND 12 OTHERS INJURED IN A FATAL ROAD ACCIDENT ALONG RONGO-MIGORI ROAD.

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BY HILLARY OMITI,

One person confirmed dead and 12 others injured in a fatal road accident involving a Nissan Matatu at river Odundu Bridge along Rongo-Migori road yesterday evening.

According to the eye witness led by Joel Otieno they said that Matatu was traveling to Rongo direction at a high speed before the tires burst and lost control before rolling severally and landing into a ditch.

While speaking to press at the scene of the accident Otieno said that the Matatu was being driven at a high speed a matter they said could lead to the vehicle causing accident with the residents asking the chinese company now constructing the road to place bumps in places they had worked on in a bid to avert such kind of incidences in future.

While confirming the incident Rongo Sub County police commander Peter Okiring said that the diseased was a child of 4 years old saying the injured 12 were first rushed to Rongo sub county hospital before being referred to Migori, Kisii and Royal hospitals where they were now receiving treatment adding that the deceased child had been taken to rosewood hospital mortuary for autopsy even as investigation into the matter continues.

The OCPD had however warned the motorists and other road users to be careful while on the road in a bid to avert such kind of incidences especially now that the road was still under construction hence there was need for steadiness while on the road.

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