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Four more die from Thika Superhighway accident

Four people have succumbed to injuries sustained in the Wednesday freak accident on Thika superhighway bringing the number of fatalities to 11.

Nairobi county traffic (one) commanding officer Peter Ndung’u said the four died while receiving treatment in various hospitals in the city.

More than 11 others are in critical condition and receiving treatment.

The accident occurred on Wednesday around 3:30pm involving four vehicles, a lorry, a Mwiki Sacco Minibus, a 14 seater Nissan and a personal car killing seven people, two males and five females on the spot.

DEAD VICTIMS

Among those who died in the accident were the drivers of the Mwiki sacco minibus and the 14 seater Nissan Matatu.

Among those feared dead are a police officer and a soldier.

Mr  Ndungu said the driver of the lorry that was heading to Nairobi lost control and veered off the road.

The lorry was carrying building stones which after losing control started falling on the road.

The driver of the 34-seater minibus rammed into the lorry then crossed to the outbound side and hit a 14-seater Nissan that was headed to Nanyuki from Nairobi and a personal car.

The accident lead to the death of seven people who died instantly while scores of others were injured and rushed to various hospitals in the city.