Bodies of tomato traders who drowned in Masinga Dam retrieved

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The bodies of three tomato traders who drowned as they were crossing Masinga Dam on Thursday have been retrieved.

The three and nine others returning home from Machakos where they had gone to buy tomatoes for sale when the tragedy struck.

According to Riakanau Location Chief Kimeu Musyimi, the bodies were retrieved following a three-day search by police, divers and local residents.

Two of the deceased hailed from Thika while the third one is from Kirinyaga and was identified as Alex Njogu aged 23 years.

The traders were from Machakos crossing over to Riakanau in Mbeere South, Embu County, the canoe they were in capsized.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to the Embu Level Five Hospital mortuary.