June 30 – A truck hauling a shipping container drove off the road. It collided with numerous vehicles on Friday evening in Londiani, western Kenya, ki!!ing at least 48 people, according to police and witnesses.
Local broadcasters’ footage of the accident’s aftermath showed minibuses and trucks with damage alongside mangled wreckages of cars and motorcycles.
Tom Odera, the regional police chief, reported that as of Friday night, 48 people had d!ed.
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 1, 2023
The lorry hit more than six cars and ran over pedestrians, as reported by the Kenya Red Cross. The Red Cross also stated that more than 20 injured individuals were transported to nearby hospitals.
The country mourns with the families who have lost loved ones in a horrific road accident in Londiani, Kericho County. It is distressing that some of the fatalities are young people with a promising future and business people who were on their daily chores.
We pray for the…
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) June 30, 2023
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