A canter truck has collided with a tractor in Transmara West leaving 5 cane cutters dead on the spot.
This has been confirmed by County Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Hassan who revealed that the accident happened in Moiya location.
According to the Deputy Commissioner, 30 other people were injured with those who sustained minor injuries rushed to Nkararo Dispensary for first aid treatment while those with serious injuries transported to the Sub-county hospital.
“The five cane cutters died on the spot and about 30 other people were injured. Those injured have been rushed to Nkararo Dispensary for first aid treatment. We have requested for an ambulance to pick those seriously injured and take them to the sub-county hospital,” the Deputy Commissioner told Nation.
The eyewitnesses recount that the canter truck developed mechanical problems before ramming into the tractor.
It then rolled several times leading to the deaths of the cane cutters who were being transported to work.
“The canter rammed into a Transmara Sugar Company tractor and rolled several times, leading to the deaths of five cane cutters who were being ferried to work. We had a loud bang and screams followed,” an eyewitness, Francis Ntukusoi is quoted by the publication.