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3 die in Meru school bus accident

Several other people sustained injuries

Meru accident

A Kamiguru Primary School pupil, bus driver and lorry driver have died in a grisly accident along the Ntharene area along the Meru–Nairobi Highway.

The Friday morning accident occurred after the Kamiguru school bus ferrying pupils collided head-on with a lorry ferrying sand.

"Three people have died on the spot and several other people sustained injuries in the accident," Ntharene chief Isabella Mutura said.

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According to eyewitnesses, the lorry was heading down Kanyakine from Nkubu when it lost control at the steep hill a few meters away from the Ntharene Market and collided head-on with the school bus.

"The bus driver who was taking some pupils to a school in Kanyakine had already stopped but it was too late. The two drivers died on the spot," she said.

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The 10 other injured pupils were rushed to Consolata Mission Hospital in Nkubu where they are receiving treatment.

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