4 people heading to a wedding in Karen die in Meru-Nairobi Highway accident
Four people are feared dead and several others were seriously injured in a school bus accident in the Njuri area along Meru-Nairobi Highway in Tharaka Nithi County.
The Ruiri Girl’s High School bus was carrying 46 members of Thau Methodist Church from Tigania West Constituency in Meru county for a wedding in Karen Nairobi when the accident happened at around 5am.
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Confirming the accident Tharaka Nithi County Disaster Manager Mr Alex Mugambi said four people are still trapped in the wreckage.
“The bus was carrying 46 civilians to a wedding in Karen Nairobi and we have taken several to Chuka County Referral Hospital with various degrees of injuries and four whom we fear are dead are still trapped in the wreckage,” said Mr Mugambi.
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Thau church chairman, Mr Joseph Limuli said the driver of the bus lost control after developing a front tire bust and it veered off the road and landed into a ditch.
He said they had left the village at around 2 am with the bus and another small vehicle carrying five people.
“We are worried that the four who are trapped could have died because they are currently not responding to calls like before,” said Mr Limuli.
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