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Six dead, one injured in Narok Highway accident

Six people have died in a road accident about three kilometres from Narok town.

One person was injured and is receiving treatment at Narok Cottage Hospital, where he was rushed by good samaritans.

The head-on collision between two vehicles occurred in Silanga area along the Mulot-Narok highway, police said.

“The accident involved a Toyota Sienta car travelling towards Mulot and a Subaru Forester car travelling towards Narok,” reads a police report.

The driver of the Subaru was attempting to overtake another vehicle when it rammed head-on into the Toyota Sienta, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

As a result, the driver of the Toyota Sienta and its five occupants were killed instantly.

The driver of the Subaru was taken to Cottage Hospital where he is being treated for chest pains.

The bodies of the victims were taken from the scene to Narok County Referral Hospital mortuary.

The wreckage of both vehicles was towed to Narok Police Station following the fatal accident.

Narok Sub County Police Commander John Momanyi confirmed that six people had died and seven were hospitalised.

“The identities of the victims have not been confirmed due to the nature of the accident and we are awaiting confirmation from their relatives,” Mr Momanyi said.

The accident is said to have occurred around midnight on Sunday 21 April, according to police.

“We are gathering information on the accident and should be able to give an update later today,” Mr Momanyi told the Nation by telephone.