One dead, three injured after tree falls on them

The tree that fell on the lady and three others at Mbaraki, area in Mombasa. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: A woman on Thursday died after a huge tree fell on her at Mbaraki, Mombasa.

Three others were seriously injured and were rushed to Coast general hospital for treatment, police said.

The deceased were selling food under a tree in the Mbaraki area when the incident happened.

Mombasa county police commander Johnstone Ipara confirmed the incident saying heavy downpour might be the cause of the incident.

The body of the deceased was moved to Coast General morgue.

The Kenya Meteorological Department had warned that rainfall of more than 50mm was likely to occur from Tuesday morning to November 6 in immediate offshore areas of the Coast, i.e Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Mombasa and Tana River.

According to Director Peter Ambenje the offshore heavy rains may penetrate inlands, especially in parts of the South Coast.

However, he added, other parts of the Coast may also experience heavy rains.

The rains have cased traffic snarl-ups in various roads in Mombasa due to them becoming impassable.

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