Netizen 24 KEN: Six perish in grisly accident in Kirinyaga

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Six perish in grisly accident in Kirinyaga

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Six people died on the spot when a pick-up they were travelling in collided with a school bus on Tuesday evening at Mukinduri area along Baricho Kerugoya road in Kirinyaga County.

The crash happened when a Toyota Hilux pick-up, which was heading towards Baricho town swerved after the driver lost control and rammed into an oncoming school bus heading in opposite direction.

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The pick-up had seven passengers and six of them, including the driver perished in the accident.

19 teachers from Kamuiru boys high who were on the bus that was heading to a c olleague’s home at Mukinduri village to condole with him escaped with no injuries.

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According to police sources, the driver of the pick-up was ferrying his passengers to Kagio town after picking them from the farm where they had been working.

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Kirinyaga deputy county commissioner Philip Nzugo and Kirinyaga County service board chairman Kennedy Muriithi were first to arrive and led the rescue exercise.

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Speaking to press the deputy county commissioner confirmed that two people died on the sport while four others succumbed to their injuries while receiving treatment in a nearby hospital.

The bodies of the deceased were also taken to Kerugoya level Five Hospital mortuary as police commence investigations into the accident.

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