The number of the dead from Thika Superhighway accident stands at 11

The number of the dead from Thika Superhighway accident stands at 11

BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,7TH SEPT 2017-The number of people who  have so far died following a road accident that occurred at roasters on Thika Superhighway on Wednesday has now reached 11.This is after 4 more people succumbed to their injuries.

More than 11 others are in critical condition and are receiving treatment According to Nairobi traffic commandant Peter Ndung’u.

The crash involving four vehicles occurred on Wednesday around 3.30pm.

The accident which happened a few minutes to 4pm  involved a  Mwiki Sacco minibus, a 14 seater matatu ,a lorry and a car.

Seven people, two males and five females, died on the spot.

Among those who died in the crash were the drivers of the minibus and the matatu.

A police officer and a soldier are said to be among those who died are.

Mr Ndung’u said the crash happened after the driver of the lorry that was heading to Nairobi lost control and veered off the road.

The driver of the 34-seater Mwiki Sacco minibus rammed into the lorry and on impact his vehicle was thrown over to the opposite lane, hitting the 14-seater matatu that was headed to Nanyuki from Nairobi. It also hit a car.

Scores were injured and rushed to various hospitals in Nairobi.

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