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Two die in Athi river accident

The wreckage of the bus that was involved in a tragic road accident at Mto wa Mawe in Athi River Machakos, along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway Thursday morning February 7, 2019. Photo by KNA..

Two people died in a tragic road accident  on Thursday at Mto Wa Mawe area in Athi River, Machakos along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

Confirming the incident, Athi River OCPD, Sharma Wario said the deceased persons, an unidentified man and a woman were travelling in a canter that got involved in a head on collision with a bus belonging to Platinum Outsourcing Company at around 7 am

According to  Wario, the two occupants of the speeding canter that was headed towards Machakos died on the spot.

“It overtook a fleet of vehicles before hitting the bus which had just dropped workers at the Primarosa Flower Company in Athi River. The bus driver reportedly escaped unhurt,” said Wario

The police boss cautioned all road users against reckless driving adding that those who contravene traffic laws will face the law

The remains of the deceased where taken to Shalom community hospital mortuary awaiting burial arrangements as the wreckage of the vehicles were towed to Athi River police station

By  Rachael Kilonzo

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