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Bodies of Naivasha fire tragedy victims released to families

Masai has urged Kenyans to observe traffic rules during this festive season and specifically keep distance while overtaking/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 24 – Families of victims in the recent Naivasha highway fire tragedy that claimed 43 lives have started receiving bodies of their relatives from the Chiromo Mortuary.

National Disaster Management Unit Deputy Director Pius Masai says it is only those who have positively identified their relatives through DNA that will get the bodies.

So far, 30 bodies have positively been identified according to Masai.

“Eight bodies have been taken today (Friday),” he said.

Nine bodies are yet to be identified.

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Masai has urged Kenyans to observe traffic rules during this festive season and specifically keep distance while overtaking.

The horrific Naivasha tragedy occurred at Karai when a light truck transporting a highly flammable substance lost control and burst into flames in an accident that involved 13 vehicles – including a Land Cruiser transporting 11 General Service Unit officers.

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