Three people dead after quarry collapsed in Kirinyaga

Three people dead after quarry collapsed in Kirinyaga

A screengrab from the video of a quarry collapse in Kirinyaga.

Three people lost their lives on Saturday while another escaped death by a whisker after a quarry collapsed in Kimuri, Kirinyaga County.

The quarry caved in at around 1pm, according to Mwea Sub-County Police Commander James Mutua, who told Citizen Digital that the area Chief reached out to the boys in blue to inform them about the incident.

"We got word from the area chief that Kimuri Quarry had caved in and four individuals had been trapped under the rubble," said Mutua

Police arrived at the scene and were able to rescue one person, a male quarrier who was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.  

"We were able to save one of them and send him to the hospital. He is in a stable condition for now. The other three, a woman and two women, however passed away," the police boss said.

The trio's bodies have since been moved to Kerugoya hospital mortuary for storage while investigations to establish the what caused the mine to collapse are ongoing. 

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