@StandardMedia

Woman burnt to ashes as two other people die in Mombasa Road accident

10 months ago, 10 Feb 00:26

By: Stephen Nzioka

A middle aged woman has been burnt to ashes in a road accident some meters past Salama town along Mombasa-Nairobi highway near Kiu junction. Driver of the lorry and his conductor also perished in the accident though their bodies were not consumed by the fire following the accident that occurred Friday evening. According to an eyewitness Mr. Abu Mohammed, a semi-trailer that was coming from Nairobi had a tyre burst, lost control before colliding head on with a lorry and catching fire. “The semi-trailer had a burst and the driver couldn’t manage the vehicle hence colliding with an oncoming truck going up the hilly road. What followed was that the two vehicles went in flames with a lady suspected to be a passenger burnt completely,” said Mr. Mohammed Mukaa OCPD Mr. Charles Muthui confirmed the incident, adding that the crash happened after a rear-tyre burst that made the Mombasa bound trailer lose control, hitting a Nairobi bound truck. “Following the tyre burst, the driver couldn’t manage the vehicle and collided with another truck causing a huge fire. A lady who was in the trailer that headed in the Mombasa direction has been reduced into ashes but the occupants of the other lorry were not burnt though they all died on the spot,” said Mr. Muthui. The driver of the semi-trailer jumped off the vehicle, narrowly escaping death. Identities of the victims is yet to be established but the two bodies were taken to a Machakos mortuary. Police had nothing to collect to the mortuary of the lady since the body had been consumed into ashes by huge flames.
Read More


Category: topnews news

Suggested

18 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Kenerickson Njeru
Shujaa land tough pool, to face France again at Hamilton Sevens

Shujaa who had a catastrophic outing in Dubai finishing 15th with just a point to boot will face off with African giants South Africa, Scotland and France. ...

Category: topnews news sports
28 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
KPL bans five stadia from hosting top-tier matches

The affected facilities include the Ruaraka Sports Ground, home to 11-time champions Tusker,  Mumias Sports Complex and Thika Sub County Stadium. ...

Category: topnews news sports
7 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Kenerickson Njeru
Otieno bemoans “poor officiating” as Blad’s poor run rolls on

Blad fell 42-22 to the hosts and an infuriated Otieno has taken issue with one of the match situations when his player was allegedly strangled but no caution was given by the referee. ...

Category: topnews news sports
1 hours ago, 13:07
@CITIZENTV - By: Dzuya Walter
Top Kenya Pipeline officials charged over Ksh.1.9B scandal

Five KPC officials including former Managing Director Joe Sang were Monday charged over the Ksh.1.9 billion Kisumu Oil Jetty scandal. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 13:07
@StandardMedia - By: Betty Njeru
KPC MD, four others released on Sh2 million cash bail in graft case

Former KPC MD Joe Sang and four others freed on Sh2m cash bail each after denying abuse of office charges in Kisumu Oil Jetty graft case. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:45
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Magana, Nyaruai out to defend titles at Chess Championship

Benjamin Magana will be seeking to win his fourth national title having won it in 2006, 2013 and 2017. ...

Category: topnews news sports

@StandardMedia

Woman burnt to ashes as two other people die in Mombasa Road accident

10 months ago, 10 Feb 00:26

By: Stephen Nzioka
A middle aged woman has been burnt to ashes in a road accident some meters past Salama town along Mombasa-Nairobi highway near Kiu junction. Driver of the lorry and his conductor also perished in the accident though their bodies were not consumed by the fire following the accident that occurred Friday evening. According to an eyewitness Mr. Abu Mohammed, a semi-trailer that was coming from Nairobi had a tyre burst, lost control before colliding head on with a lorry and catching fire. “The semi-trailer had a burst and the driver couldn’t manage the vehicle hence colliding with an oncoming truck going up the hilly road. What followed was that the two vehicles went in flames with a lady suspected to be a passenger burnt completely,” said Mr. Mohammed Mukaa OCPD Mr. Charles Muthui confirmed the incident, adding that the crash happened after a rear-tyre burst that made the Mombasa bound trailer lose control, hitting a Nairobi bound truck. “Following the tyre burst, the driver couldn’t manage the vehicle and collided with another truck causing a huge fire. A lady who was in the trailer that headed in the Mombasa direction has been reduced into ashes but the occupants of the other lorry were not burnt though they all died on the spot,” said Mr. Muthui. The driver of the semi-trailer jumped off the vehicle, narrowly escaping death. Identities of the victims is yet to be established but the two bodies were taken to a Machakos mortuary. Police had nothing to collect to the mortuary of the lady since the body had been consumed into ashes by huge flames.
Read More

Category: topnews news

Suggested

18 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Kenerickson Njeru
Shujaa land tough pool, to face France again at Hamilton Sevens

Shujaa who had a catastrophic outing in Dubai finishing 15th with just a point to boot will face off with African giants South Africa, Scotland and France. ...

Category: topnews news sports
28 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
KPL bans five stadia from hosting top-tier matches

The affected facilities include the Ruaraka Sports Ground, home to 11-time champions Tusker,  Mumias Sports Complex and Thika Sub County Stadium. ...

Category: topnews news sports
7 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Kenerickson Njeru
Otieno bemoans “poor officiating” as Blad’s poor run rolls on

Blad fell 42-22 to the hosts and an infuriated Otieno has taken issue with one of the match situations when his player was allegedly strangled but no caution was given by the referee. ...

Category: topnews news sports
1 hours ago, 13:07
@CITIZENTV - By: Dzuya Walter
Top Kenya Pipeline officials charged over Ksh.1.9B scandal

Five KPC officials including former Managing Director Joe Sang were Monday charged over the Ksh.1.9 billion Kisumu Oil Jetty scandal. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 13:07
@StandardMedia - By: Betty Njeru
KPC MD, four others released on Sh2 million cash bail in graft case

Former KPC MD Joe Sang and four others freed on Sh2m cash bail each after denying abuse of office charges in Kisumu Oil Jetty graft case. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:45
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Magana, Nyaruai out to defend titles at Chess Championship

Benjamin Magana will be seeking to win his fourth national title having won it in 2006, 2013 and 2017. ...

Category: topnews news sports
Our App