Three Students From Chogoria Girls High School die in Murang’a crash
•According to police, the matatu driver was overtaking a trailer truck when his vehicle collided with an oncoming lorry head-on.
•A number of students were injured as a result of the collision with the 14-seater matatu.
Three Chogoria Girls High School students, as well as the matatu driver, were killed in an accident in Kambiti, Murang’a.
The matatu belonging to Mark One Sacco was attempting to overtake a truck when it collided head-on with a lorry, according to Murang’a South Sub-county police commander Alexander Shikondi.
The matatu’s driver was also killed.
“The matatu was heading from Sagana to the Kenol direction when the accident occurred this morning,” Shikondi said.
Other students who were injured were taken to various hospitals for treatment, while the bodies were taken to Thika Level 5 mortuary for autopsies.
“Many passengers of the matatu were students who heading towards Nairobi. I believe the students were going for Christmas vacation. We have taken the bodies to General Kago mortuary in Thika as we try to contact the family members,” Shikondi told KNA through phone.
The commander stated that the section of road where the accident occurred is under construction and that drivers should be extra cautious while driving along it.
“The contractor doing the dual carriage is still on the site and a lot of work is being done, so the driver needs to drive carefully since there are many road diversions and even deep trenches at some sections of the road,” he added.
The wreckage of the matatu was towed to the Makuyu police station for examination.
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