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4 die in Busia road accident

SUGAR-OFFLOADINGNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – Four people have been confirmed dead and five others injured after a lorry ferrying cane to a weigh bridge at Kisoko in Busia County overturned after the brakes failed.

Busia Hospital Mortuary Official Saleh Endemukayi says those injured are recuperating at the Busia Hospital.

The lorry was carrying nine people that included eight loaders and a driver.

Elsewhere, a fire broke out at Shujaa Mall in Kayole estate on Saturday morning paralyzing operations.

According to the Kenya Red Cross Society, the fire broke destroyed goods of unknown value.

The Nairobi County fire brigade rushed to the scene and contained the fire with no casualties reported.

In Nyanza, motorists plying the newly constructed Muhoroni-Koru-Kipkelion road have been warned to be wary of sharp corners.

Nyanza regional traffic coordinator Joshua Omukata says several accidents have been reported on the road in the recent past.

Omukata says in December, alone six fatal accidents were reported and appealed to motorists to exercise caution while travelling on the road.

“Some parts not complete and a number of corners are dangerous to speeding motorists. The road should be pursued in a very careful way to avoid losing innocent lives through careless driving,” he said.

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