Saturday, April 13, 2024

Two killed in Migori accident as truck ploughs into vehicles and pedestrians

Two people have been reported dead and a dozen injured following a fatal accident in Migori town.

This comes barely a month after an accident occurred at the same spot.

A truck lost control as it approached Migori town from Kakrao and ploughed into vehicles and pedestrians.

So far we have confirmed one death at Migori Referral Hospital which has also admitted seven victims, we are at the site and police have launched investigations

Elizabeth Wakuloba

Suna West police boss Elizabeth Wakuloba said one person died on the spot.

“So far we have confirmed one death at Migori Referral Hospital which has also admitted seven victims, we are at the site and police have launched investigations,” Wakuloba said.

Crowded Town

According to reports received by Lake Region Bulletin, another victim died at the hospital while receiving treatment.

Migori town is congested and we are sitting on a time bomb as we are going to see more accidents because the county government has refused to decongest the town

Joseph Owino

“Another person has died while receiving treatment and we have admitted about a dozen as we are working to cope with the emergency,” said Migori County Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Ian Omondi.

Residents milled around the accident scene which involved seven vehicles, including the ill-fated truck and several motorbikes.

“Migori town is congested and we are sitting on a time bomb as we are going to see more accidents because the county government has refused to decongest the town,” Joseph Owino, a boda boda rider said.

“In the last accident, leaders spoke eloquently about decongesting Migori town, then they stopped and refused to act, this is now the seventh deadly accident in the town,” Mary Akinyi a trader said.

Deadly Road

Last month on April 8, a lorry transporting rice to Isebania town lost control at around Kakrao center, five kilometers away before killing 11 people as it ploughed toward the busy Migori town.

During a requiem mass for the victims, Governor Ochilo Ayacko said despite the Migori-Isebania A1 road being a responsibility of the national government, they would work together with the government to ensure that they mitigated future road accidents.

“We want an emergency measure taken to have bumps erected on those roads. If we had bumps, perhaps the truck that lost its brakes would have slowed down and not caused such an accident,” Governor Ayacko said.

The Governor vowed to have all business people doing trade along the road move as he promised his administration would give them alternative trading areas.

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