Three people have died after falling into an underground water reservoir in thika Kiambu county.
The trio were repairing a 90 foot deep water tank when tragedy struck. The incident occurred at a six-storeyed apartment in Ngoingwa Thika.
according to witnesses, one of the men was pumping water out of the underground tank when he ran out of oxygen.
His two colleagues while attempting to save him slipped and fell into the water. Police managed to retrieve two bodies and are working towards retrieving the other body.
John Warutumo, a fire officer in Kiambu County says they responded immediately, and used ropes to dive in the water reservoir to retrieve the bodies. Thika Sub County deputy police commander Daniel Kitavi, says efforts are underway to ensure they retrieve all the bodies.
residents are still shocked at the turn of events that saw the trio lose their lives calling for proper safety measures to avoid such incidences in future