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Three people dead, one injured in a road accident involving a motorcycle and a lorry.

Cases of accidents are on the rise in the country. Some caused by reckless driving, others due to bribes and others due to vehicles mechanical problems.

Three members of a family perished in an accident involving a motorcycle and a sugarcane truck along Rodi Kopany - Sori road in Homa Bay on Monday night.

A fourth member of the family survived the accident and is currently recuperating at a hospital in Rodi Kopany.

The truck was transporting sugarcane from a weighbridge in Mabati Mbili to Sukari Industries in Ndhiwa when it fell on the family.

The accident claimed the lives of a man, his wife and one of his two children. The family was on a motorcycle from Rodi Kopany trading centre where they operate a food kiosk and heading to their home, just a few meters from the accident scene.

According to Kalanya Kanyango Location Chief Frederick Onyango, witnesses said the driver of the truck lost control around Rodi Catholic Church and was trying to avoid hitting two oncoming buses.

Residents had tried to save the family, rushing to remove the cane that had piled on them following the accident.

https://nation.africa/kenya/counties/homa-bay/three-members-of-a-family-perish-in-homa-bay-road-accident-3686028

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