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Two Drown in Suba Floods

Two women died in Kisaku village of Gwasi North Location in Suba South Constituency following a heavy downpour witnessed in the region over the weekend.

The flood victims identified as Jackeline Awuor, 27 and Maureen Kevin, 28 were killed by lightening and floods respectively following heavy rains that pounded the area.

In the first incident Jackline Awuor who hails from Magama village was struck to death by a bolt of lightening in her house during a downpour which was accompanied by thunderstorm.

The deceased, is reported to have been struck to death while in the house together with her family members who luckily survived during the incident.

Confirming the incident to KNA, area Assistant Chief Nicholas Otieno said the woman died on the spot when she was struck by lightning and her two children who suffered shock were rushed to Kisaku health center where they were treated and discharged last evening.

Otieno further revealed that at Kitereka village in the same sublocation, flash flood waters swept the second victim of the rains away when she attempted to cross a river after heavy rains in the area.

The administrator said that the deceased who was with her husband was swept by floods on their way home as they crossed river Omuonyo Dero.

He also said that the two were swept but the husband escaped death after he got hold of a tree in the river and managed to pull himself out but added that he’s still admitted at the hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Contacted for comment Suba South Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Joseph Maina said that three people died over the weekendincluding the two women and a man due to heavy rains witnessed in theregion.

Maina further appealed to locals to desist from crossing rivers whenever it rains to avoid similar incidences in the future.

The three bodies were taken to Suba South Sub County hospital mortuaryto await a postmortem examination.

By Dan Oduor and Davis Langat

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