Five killed, 13 seriously injured in dawn accident on Kitui-Machakos road

Five killed, 13 seriously injured in dawn accident on Kitui-Machakos road

Five people have perished in grisly road accident involving three vehicles; two 14-seater matatus and a lorry at Kingaatuani ,on the Kitui-Machakos road.

Confirming the fatal accident, Machakos County Government Emergency Services Director David Mwongela said a lorry collided head-on with a Matatu.

Another Matatu crashed into the wreckage of the 14-seater matatu, causing more casualties.

Three passengers perished on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries while receiving medical attention.

13 other passengers who sustained critical injuries are currently recuperating at the Machakos Level 5 hospital.

The bodies of the deceased were transferred to the Machakos Level 5 hospital Mortuary while the vehicles were towed to Masii police station.