A fatal road accident that happened on Monday evening has left two students in critical condition after the matatu they were travelling in collided with a lorry in Tharaka Nithi County along Meru-Nairobi highway near Chuka University leaving two dead
The two and other students were on their way back to school after the half term break came to an end.
The two students are among six other occupants who were left nursing serious injuries.
“The occupants of the two vehicles have been seriously injured, especially the two students, the driver of the matatu and his conductor,” said Mr Kithaka.
According to eye witnesses, the lorry and matatu driver were driving at a supersonic speed when they collided leaving the vehicles in wreckages.
Rescue team comprising of police officers and travelers who tried to rescue the victims had a had time considering the extensive damages that had happened to the vehicles.
It was alleged that a brake failure in the lorry that was coming from Meru led it to loss control making it had for the speeding matatu coming from the opposite direction to avoid an head on collision.
The survivors were rushed at nearby Chuka County hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.
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