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Man swept away by raging Masyungwa river

A man was swept away by flooded Masyungwa river on Monday. Identified only by his first name Sammy, he was working at Kathuri market in Masyungwa location in Tseikuru district. "He comes from Nzeluni and was swept by raging waters on the day of the incident", said a resident.
Residents of Masyungwa location in Tseikuru district, Kitui County rush to Masyungwa river in search of a body of a man identified as Sammy. Sammy died when he was swept away by river waters during the ongoing rains.|MWINGI TIMES 

Reports from eye witnesses indicated that the incident happened about 15 kilometers away.

The body was discovered by some children in a nearby farm adjacent to the river. The departed man was fondly called Sammy wa Mang'oi.

Kathuri residents showed solidarity in searching for the body when the disaster happened.

They searched for the body on Monday until late evening. They then postponed the search to Tuesday morning but it was delayed due to heavy downpour the previous night. This increased the volume of water in the river.

After it was known that the body had been found at around Kwa Kavuvu area downstream, the Kathuri market was deserted as most shops were shut to show solidarity with the body of Mzee Sammy.

We had not identified the full name of the deceased by press time. This story will be updated as we get more news since it is developing.


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