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Ten people die after PSV vehicle is swept away by flood in Kiambu County

Ten killed as a 14-seater matatu is swept by floods in Gatundu, Kiambu County

By Cyrus Ombati
Ten people were Sunday morning killed when a  they were travelling was swept away by raging water in Nyakibai, Gatundu North, Kiambu County.
The ten, who are believed to be from the same family, drowned while seven survivors were taken to the local health centre, treated and discharged.
This gave an indication the van had 17 passengers at the time of the accident.
Traffic commandant Jecinta Kinyua said the victims were from a dowry ceremony in Nyahururu and were headed for Kandara in Murang’a County when the accident happened.
Ms Kinyua say the accident happened at about 1 a.m. Among the survivors was a ten-year-old boy, she said. “We suspect the driver was tired at the time of the accident because he had driven for long and it was heavily raining,” said Ms Kinyua who had visited the scene.
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