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Over twenty people were injured six of them seriously following a road accident involving ten cars along the Mai Mahiu-Limuru road.

The midday incident occurred after a lorry heading to Naivasha from Nairobi lost control and rammed into the nine cars a few kilometres from Mai Mahiu town.

Following the accident, the road was completely blocked off leading to a massive traffic snarl-up that stretched for over 2kms from the scene.

During the incident, area residents looted tens of flour bales and mattresses from some of the vehicles involved in the accident.

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Police had a hard time controlling the surging crowd which was eager to loot more with the situation worsened by the heavy downpour pounding the area at the time.

A matatu driver John Mwangi said that the accident occurred so fast with the fast-speeding lorry crushing into several personal cars, a Nissan matatu and a trailer.

He said that due to the narrow nature of the road, it was impossible for the affected drivers to drive off leading to the high number of affected motorists.

“The trailer came downhill hitting one car after the other before crushing by the roadside and in the process scores of people were injured,” he said.

A passenger Jane Wamuyu who was heading to Nairobi from Narok told how their miraculously escaped death after the trailer hit the side of their vehicle.

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Wamuyu who escaped unscathed said that their driver was however injured and rushed to a hospital in Mai Mahiu town for treatment.

“We knew something was wrong when we started hearing loud bangs but we could not escape from the car but we are glad that we are all safe,” she said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that plans were underway to tow the mangled wrecks to Mai Mahiu police station.

He said that initial investigations pointed to the trailer that was going downhill adding that the driver was among those injured.

“We had a serious accident where at least ten vehicles were involved but we are glad that no one lost their lives,” he said.

The accident came barely a week after three family members lost their lives along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway after their vehicle was hit by two trailers near Marula farm.

Two weeks ago, six family members died on the same spot after their personal car was hit by another trailer while on their way to a funeral.

-The Star/ Anthony Gitonga

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