(PHOTOS) 4 year old boy dead, 12 injured as matatu rolled in Rongo

By MN Reporter

A four years old died on the spot while Person confirmed dead and 12 others injured in a fatal road accident in Rongo.

A matatu headed from Migori had its hind tyre burst around river Odundu Bridge along Rongo-Migori road today evening.

The scene of accident as on lookers mill around

Joel Otieno, a witness, said the vehicle was travelling at a high speed when its tyre burst making it lose control and skid off the road.

“It rolled severally before landing in a ditch,” he said.

He said a Chinese contractor working on the road should erect bumps to avoid speeding.

A woman reacts after viewing the body of the deceased

Rongo Sub County police commander Peter Okiring said that the diseased is a child of 4 years old saying the injured 12 were first rushed to Rongo sub county hospital before being referred to Migori, Kisii and Royal hospitals where they are now receiving treatment.

“The deceased was taken to Rosewood hospital mortuary for autopsy even as investigation into the matter continues,” he said..

The OCPD has however warned the motorists and other road users to be careful while on the road in a bid to avert such kind of incidences especially now that the road is still under construction hence there is need for steadiness while on the road.