Many Feared Dead as 4 Vehicles Burst Into Flames At Narok Mai Mahiu Road

 

The aftermath of an accident at Ntulele along the Narok-Mai Mahiu highway on Saturday night, November 20, 2021.
The aftermath of an accident at Ntulele along the Narok-Mai Mahiu highway on Saturday night, November 20, 2021.
It is feared that many people died as a result of four vehicles bursting into flames in Ntulele in Narok County. Vehicles traveling on the busy Narok - Mai Mahiu highway were involved in a tragic traffic accident on Saturday night, November 20.

Eyewitnesses who arrived at the scene reported that many people were trapped in burning vehicles, and the police arrived at the scene to determine the cause of the incident and assess its magnitude.

Numerous reports cited locals, commuters and other drivers helping emergency providers put out fires and rescue passengers caught in the furnace.

The police, who arrived at the scene, directed the traffic after the fork was made to allow the passage of other drivers.

The Ntulele area is a famous black spot where more than ten deaths are reported each year.

Traffic cops argue that drivers always defy warning signs along the highway when approaching the three-kilometer road near the Pinyiny hills of Ntulele.

In August 2013, forty-one passengers died after their PSV overturned. Two months later, 25 people lost their lives in the accident that occurred at the same spot. In the following years, about ten deaths per year were reported.

Between January 2021 and September 20, 2021, 3,212 people died in accidents, an increase of 652 compared to 2,560 people who died in the similar period last year.

A road sign warning near the Ntulele black spot in a photo dated 2020.
A road sign warning near the Ntulele black spot in a photo dated 2020.

According to the National Transportation and Safety Agency (NTSA), 1,111 of those killed this year are pedestrians, 311 drivers, 520 passengers, 318 rear passengers, 61 pedal cyclists and 891 motorcyclists.

Reasons such as reckless driving, dangerous overtaking, drunk driving, drunk walking, drunk driving, and not using a helmet were cited for the increase in accidents. 

The Ntulele blackspot along Narok-Mai Mahiu highway.
The Ntulele blackspot along Narok-Mai Mahiu highway.
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