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Driver, turn-boy die as youth scramble for free beer

09 June 2014, 15:46

Nyeri - A lorry driver and his turn-boy died following a road accident along Nyeri - Karatina Road.

The trailer, which was ferrying crates of beer to Nyeri town, overturned while negotiating a corner near Mahigaini Springs and rolled into a nearby ditch.

Area youths and travelers poured into the scene in droves for a looting spree while the driver and his assistant were trapped inside the cabin crying for help.

The two passed on after their cry for help fell on deaf ears as everybody was busy looting.

Others were spotted carrying the ‘privileged’ commodity to the nearby bushes and homes.

Efforts by Karatina police officers to disperse the youth were futile, forcing them to shoot severally in a bid to create space for rescuers.

Residents and road users described the section of the road as a black spot saying many heavy vehicles find it hard to negotiate the sharp corner and end up causing accidents.

The two bodies were later moved to Karatina hospital mortuary.

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