Four people died and 15 others were seriously injured in an accident involving five vehicles in the Kekopey area along the Gilgil – Nakuru highway on Wednesday afternoon.
Gilgil Sub-County Police Commander Francis Tumbo told sauce.co.ke that a trailer owned by Coca-Cola company – which was travelling from Naivasha to Nakuru – lost control and collided head-on with a matatu that was heading in the opposite direction.
The matatu, in turn, hit another matatu that was behind it in the opposite direction and being a sharp climbing lane, the second matatu rolled and hit a Toyota Noah which in turn hit a Toyota Hilux.
Two people including a secondary school student died on the spot while two others died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gilgil town. The deceased, two males and two females, and the 15 injured persons were all travelling in the two aforementioned matatus.
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The bodies of the deceased persons were taken to the Gilgil Sub-County Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and further investigations into the accident.
The injured – who suffered broken limbs and soft tissue injuries – are fighting for their lives at Gilgil Sub-County Hospital and most are said to be in stable but in critical condition.