Man hit by train in Athiriver dies

A middle-aged man lost his life on Friday after being run over by a train in Athiriver, Mavoko sub-county of Machakos county.

The saddening incident was confirmed by Mavoko location chief Nzau Komu who told the media that the man was walking along the meter rail gauge when tragedy struck.

The chief noted that the man who was not identified immediately lost both his legs and died a few moments later while being rushed to Machakos level 5 hospital for treatment.

Chief Nzai said the man was well known and worked for a company in Athi River.

“The man worked in a local company situated in Athiriver just a few meters from Nairobi-Namanga road, he survived the accident but as he was being rushed to the hospital he died on the way,” said the chief.

He urged locals to be careful while using the rail track to avert such incidences. Witnesses said that the train that ran him over did not stop after the accident.

Police from the Kenya Railways police unit cleared the scene. The body of the man was moved to Machakos Hospital mortuary.

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