West News Wire: On June 30, in a region 200 kilometers from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, between the cities of Kericho and Nakuro, dozens of people died in a road accident. According to witnesses who spoke to the local media, the brakes failed and the truck driver lost control. The car slammed into seven vehicles before sliding into a ditch.
When they arrived on the site, the police reported that 51 people had passed away. It will take some time for us to ascertain the precise number of victims because it is now getting dark and raining where we are, local police commander Tom Odera told news reporters.
The Kenyan Red Cross Society reported that the search was tough due to the torrential rain and unfavorable weather.
Doctors suggest that due to the adverse weather conditions and the difficulties involved in searching, the death toll may rise to 55.
The president of the Republic of Kenya, William Ruto, expressed condolences to the families of the victims on Twitter.