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Nine People Among Them Students Injured in an Nasty Accident on Tharaka Nithi Road

A 14-seater matatu rolled at River Tungu in Tharaka Nithi County, along the Meru-Nairobi highway, injuring nine persons.

Three pupils who were returning to school after the mid-term break were among those injured in the Tuesday incident. For treatment, they were brought to the Chuka County Referral Hospital.

No one perished in the incident, according to Tharaka Nithi County fire and rescue team manager Alex Mugambi, although some people were seriously injured.

He claimed that the car, which belonged to Meru Artists Company, was heading from Nairobi to Meru town when one of the front tires exploded, causing it to deviate off the road. He said the moving car collided with a tree and came to a halt a few meters from the riverbank.

An eyewitness, Mr . Moses Mutembei, stated that the vehicle was speeding at the time of the accident.

He claimed that members of the public assisted those stuck inside the wreckage in escaping before the county rescue team brought them to the hospital.

Quick recovery to the victims.

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