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Two killed in accident in Narok

Two people died on the spot when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a stationary tractor at Ntulele area along the Maai-mahiu- Narok road Monday evening.
Confirming the accident, Narok County Police Commander Mr. Adan Yunis Hassan said the Toyota saloon vehicle which was coming from Nairobi crashed into the tractor that was packed by the roadside thus killing the male driver and a female passenger on the spot who were the only occupants of the car.
“It is believed that the driver of the car was speeding when the accident occurred at around 6pm,’’ Yunis said.
The bodies of the deceased are lying at the Narok Referral Hospital Mortuary pending postmortem and further investigations into the incident.
Road carnage in the country has been claiming about 3,000 people each year thus placing Kenya among the countries with highest rate of accidents in the world.
Latest statistics from National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) survey dated July 10, 2019, show a total of 1,773 people have died in road crashes since January.
According to the statistics, pedal cyclists remains the least vulnerable group of road users compared to all others as only 63 pedal cyclists have died in accidents since the year began. The number of pedestrians who have died in road accidents stands at 663 which is slightly higher that of the same period in 2018 where 607 pedestrians died.
The same statistics show that a total of 2,945 people had been killed on roads by December 2018 compared to 2,714 who died by the same period in 2017.
By Mabel Keya

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