Tragic Londiani Junction Accident Claims 49 Lives, Death Toll May Rise to 51In a devastating incident at Londiani junction in Kenya, a truck lost control, causing a collision with multiple vehicles and pedestrians, resulting in a significant loss of life.
According to Transport Minister Kipchumba Murkomen, the death toll from the road crash has reached 49, with the possibility of two additional bodies being recovered, potentially raising the count to 51.
The accident, one of the deadliest in Kenya in recent years, occurred on Friday evening in Londiani, located in the western county of Kericho. Local authorities, along with police, are investigating the cause of the accident, which unfolded at a busy junction.
As the search and recovery efforts continue, more than 30 individuals have been reported injured thus far.Eyewitnesses described the incident as sudden and chaotic, with people caught off guard and unable to escape in time.
President William Ruto expressed his condolences to the families affected by the accident, particularly highlighting the loss of young lives and individuals going about their daily routines.
Road safety remains a pressing concern in Kenya, as highlighted by the National Transport and Safety Authority’s report of 4,690 fatalities due to road accidents in the previous year. In light of the ongoing heavy rainfall, motorists are urged to exercise extra caution while driving on the roads.
At Pilgrim Meditations, we join in mourning the victims and extend our heartfelt prayers to the families affected by this tragic accident at Londiani junction.