A terrible road accident on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway led to the deaths of four people while many more were left seriously injured on Friday, October 29.
The crash reportedly happened at the Sachang’wan blackspot when a matatu headed for Nakuru was involved in a head on collision with an Easy Coach bus ferrying Students to Nairobi.
All the students from the two schools – St Peter’s Mumias boarding Primary school and St Claires Maragoli Girls – however survived the accident.
The pupils had been picked after closing school on the fateful day for the long school holidays.
According to reports, the bus was negotiating a sharp bend at high speed when it rammed into the 14-seater matatu leading to the grisly accident.
Four passengers in the matatu died on the spot following the high-impact crash while four others who travelling in the bus were left with serious injuries.
“The area is a blackspot that has sent hundreds to graves. The road is narrow with sharp corners,” a witness who has been identified as Nicholas Rono said as quoted by the Star.
The injured were rushed to Nakuru Provincial General Hospital for treatment following the 1 pm carnage.
Sachang’wan is a known black spot and first became a national discussion after 130 people were burnt to death when drawing petrol from a tanker which had overturned.
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