No less than 48 folks have been killed in a highway accident at a busy junction in Kenya, police and witnesses say.
It occurred after a lorry carrying a delivery container misplaced management at Londiani Junction, close to the western city of Kericho, native media experiences.
Police commander Geoffrey Mayek stated 30 others had been severely injured however admitted the quantity “may very well be extra”.
He additionally raised considerations that “one or two” folks might nonetheless be trapped beneath the toppled-over automobile.
The city’s governor, Dr Erick Mutai, described the incident as a “darkish second” for Kericho.
“My coronary heart is crushed,” he stated in a Fb submit, including that the required emergency providers had been deployed to the scene.
Heavy rains are regarded as hindering rescue operations, in accordance with numerous native shops.
The reason for the crash has not but been disclosed.