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Two students dead, 33 injured in fatal accident inside university

Two students died on the spot at the Co-operative University College in Karen on  Monday when a public service vehicle they had boarded overturned.

Thirty three other students were seriously injured in the 12.30pm incident and were rushed to various hospitals.

A statement from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) said the driver lost control of the vehicle at a sharp corner as it sped inside the university campus.

The wreckage of the vehicle at the scene of the accident on February 29, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY
The wreckage of the vehicle at the scene of the accident on February 29, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY


The public service vehicle, belonging to Ongata Line Sacco, was “overloaded with university students who were hanging precariously on the vehicle’s rooftop and others were crammed at the door”.

Preliminary investigation have shown that the driver, Bernard Njoroge, was drunk.

“This was an incident that could have been avoided if the PSV was not being carelessly and dangerously driven,” NTSA director General Francis Meja said in the statement.