Three children dead, 2 injured after river bank collapses on them


Three children dead, 2 injured after river bank collapses on them

In Summary

  • The Saturday afternoon incident occurred when the children, aged between 5 and 10 years, were playing before the loose walls of the river came down on them.
  • According to a clinical officer at Marigat sub-county hospital, three of children were brought to the facility already dead while the other two were brought in unconscious but were resuscitated.
  • The two were then transferred to Baringo County Referral Hospital for further monitoring.

Three children died and two others were injured after a bank of River Eldume collapsed on them at Kampi Turkana in Marigat, Baringo County.

The Saturday afternoon incident occurred when the children, aged between 5 and 10 years, were playing before the loose walls of the river came down on them.

According to a clinical officer at Marigat sub-county hospital, three of the children were brought to the facility already dead while the other two were brought in unconscious but were resuscitated.

The two were then transferred to Baringo County Referral Hospital for further monitoring.

Residents have, however, blamed the hospital for the loss of lives saying they lack facilities to respond to emergency, adding that even oxygen cylinders are not available at the hospital.

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Story By Bernadine Tiemoi
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