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Kenya:Police officer killed in tanker crash
Published on 6-08-2016 - at 01:47' by Daily Nation

The driver of the tanker survived the crash and was rushed to the Webuye Sub-County Hospital.

A police officer is among two people killed early Saturday morning in a crash involving two fuel tankers at Kaburengu Junction on the Webuye- Eldoret highway.

According to eye witnesses, the policewoman and her colleagues were manning a roadblock when the tanker failed to stop and hit her.

It dragged her for several metres before colliding with another tanker.

The turn boy of the tanker was also killed in the crash.

The driver of the tanker survived the crash and was rushed to the Webuye Sub-County Hospital.

The two tankers were headed to Webuye from Eldoret.

The crash caused a traffic snarl-up on the road.

According to an eye witness Josephat Karanja, the driver of the tanker appeared to have lost control of the vehicle in the 1am incident

Ms Millicent Awino, a resident, asked the government to erect bumps on the road.

"This area has become a blackspot. There was a similar accident recently but no one was injured," said Ms Awino.

The bodies of the two were moved to the Kakamega County Referral Hospital.

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Two fuel tankers that were involved in a crash at Kaburengu Junction on the Webuye-Eldoret highway on August 6, 2016.

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