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Missing plane: Red Cross ambulance in search mission involved in collision

Three Kenya Red Cross staff are fighting for their lives in hospital after their vehicle collided with a lorry en route to Njambini, Kinangop to help with the search of the missing Fly Sax plane in the Aberdares.

Officials at JM Memorial hospital in Ol Kalou say they have received 11 patients from the crash scene, three of them said to be in critical condition and have been referred to Nakuru General Hospital.

According to the hospital Medical Superintendent Samuel Mwaura, one suffered spinal cord injuries and requires specialist treatment, another has a fractured leg while the third sustained serious head injuries.

Eight others have sustained tissue injuries but are in stable condition.

Nyandarua County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich has confirmed the accident involved Kenya Red Cross officials who were heading to join the search team for the missing plane from Kitale.

The head-on collision between the ambulance and a lorry happened a short distance from Kariamu market, about five kilometers from Ol Kalou town on the Ol Kalou – Njambini highway.

The ambulance was carrying Kenya Red Cross staff from Nakuru and Nyandarua counties at the time of the crash as it headed to join the rescue team for the missing plane carrying ten people.