Three people died on Tuesday evening after an explosion in Mlolongo, Mavoko Sub-county in Machakos.

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Two of the men died on the spot while the other died on arrival at Shalom hospital where he had been rushed for medical attention.

Samuel Mukuusi, Athi River Sub-county police commander confirmed the incident.

Mukuusi said that the three were repairing a trailer tyre when the tragedy struck.

He observed that the tyre exploded due to excess pressure. Mukuusi said the incident occurred at Softing Garage.

"Walikua wanachoma ream ya trailer hapo sitting garage Athiriver halafu ikapasuka ndo wakafa," Mukusi said.

He spoke to Hivisasa on phone. He noted that members of the public rushed to help but the two had already given up the ghost. 

Police arrived at the scene and took the bodies to Shalom community hospital mortuary.

Due to the incident, operations were paralysed at the garage.

This incident comes just a week after a similar one happened in Kware, Matungulu sub-county.