16 people dead in two road accidents

Nine people were burnt to death after after a Nairobi-bound Transline matatu burst into flames after colliding with a lorry along the Mai Mahiu-Narok road.
The Saturday night accident at Satellite centre a few kilometres from Mai Mahiu town paralysed the flow of traffic on the busy road as members of the public moved in to rescue those trapped.

Elsewhere, seven members of the same family died in a road crash at Salgaa trading centre on the busy Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

The accident at Salgaa occurred at around 2:30 am and involved a personal vehicle that was heading to Kitale, a Greenline matatu and a truck-trailer from Eldoret.

Salgaa road accident

Those who died were a father, his son and daughter, his daughter in law (sons’ wife), and three grandchildren. They were all coming from a relative’s burial in Nyeri.

The personal car the family was traveling in attempted to overtake the bus when it collided head-on with an oncoming trailer.

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