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Police officer dies in road accident

23 April 2013, 17:23 Mary Makena

A lorry transporting stones Monday lost control in Meru killing one police officer attached to Meru police station and leaving others with various body injuries.

Imenti North District OCPD Tom Odero said the deceased was among 5 other officers on patrol when the lorry rammed head-on into their police vehicle near Gikumene area about 4km from Meru Town.

Odero said the accident occurred at around 4.30 pm along the Meru-Nkubu highway.

He said the injured police officers together with the driver were rushed to hospital and are in stable condition.

He said the police vehicle was badly damaged during the accident.

The OCPD has urged drivers to be careful during this rainy season saying many roads are slippery.

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