A driver and her loader died in a road accident yesterday when a trailer loaded with cement lost control along the Siaya – Nyadorera road.
It was a close shave for a family whose home is adjacent to the highway, as the trailer and its cargo knocked a fence and a toilet before resting in a ditch, just metres from the house.
The accident, which occurred at Uranga in Siaya saw the locals scramble for cement which got scattered at the scene.
According to an eye witness, Josephine Adhiambo, the trailer which was being driven by a lady, appeared to have lost control as it rumbled downhill.
She said that both the driver and the loader died on the spot.
South west Alego location chief, Simon Olwendo who rushed to the scene, said that the bodies of the deceased were removed to Siaya county referral hospital mortuary as police launched investigations.
By Philip Onyango