Kenya has lost its former 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett after an accident on Wednesday in Nandi County.

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Reports indicate that the former athlete champion was driving along the Eldoret-Kapsabet highway when he suddenly veered off the road and landed into a ditch, reports Daily Nation.

The accident happened a short distance away from Lessos.

County Police Commander Patrick Wambani confirmed that Bett died on the spot.

By the time of going to press, his body was being transported to a nearby mortuary.

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