Seven people died and 10 others sustained serious injuries on Saturday evening following a road accident along the Wote-Makindu road.
Makueni Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said the accident that happened at Mbusyani area was caused after a matatu driver lost control after a tire burst.
Napeiyan also said that the 14-seater Matatu which had 17 passengers on board rolled several times leaving some people dead and several others injured.
The ill-fated matatu was heading to Makindu Town from Wote.
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Victims were rushed to Makueni County Referral Hospital for treatment, while the bodies of the deceased were taken to the same hospital mortuary.