According to the report, two people died and six others were seriously injured in an accident involving a 14-seater matatu on Sunday, 26th September at the notorious Nithi bridge on the Meru-Embu highway.
The matatu was from Meru, heading towards Embu, when the driver suddenly lost control. The vehicle rolled several times before landing in a ditch which was some few meters from the bridge.
Several people who were injured were rushed to Chuka County Referral Hospital while the two dead bodies were taken to the hospital’s mortuary awaiting for postmortem.
The eyewitnesses who were present at the scene said that the vehicle could have developed a mechanical problem resulting to the accident.
"The vehicle's brakes could have failed because it was on very high speed when it rolled." James Kimathi, one of the eye witnesses, said.
Generally, Nithi bridge is one of the black spots along the busy Meru-highway that is known to have claimed several lives of people.
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