Tragedy Strikes: School Bus Accident Claims Three Young Lives

In a devastating turn of events, a school bus accident along the Gitugi-Murang’a Town road has resulted in the loss of three young lives. Here’s a detailed account of the tragic incident:

Incident Details:

  • The accident occurred on Saturday evening, involving a school bus from Maadili School Kindergarten in Thika town, Kiambu county.
  • The bus, transporting pupils from a scouts’ event in Nyeri county, overturned near Murang’a town, just around 6 pm.
  • At the time of the accident, the bus was carrying 35 pupils, accompanied by two drivers and three teachers.

Casualties:

  • Sadly, one pupil lost their life at the scene of the accident, while two others succumbed to their injuries during treatment at Murang’a Level Five Hospital.
  • Additionally, two pupils with severe injuries are currently receiving intensive care in the hospital’s ICU.
  • The remaining pupils, teachers, and drivers are undergoing medical evaluation and care.

Response and Investigation:

  • Murang’a County Police Commander Kainga Mathiu provided confirmation of the casualties and detailed the accident’s circumstances.
  • The accident spot, known for its treacherous sharp corner, has witnessed multiple incidents in recent months.
  • Subcounty Police Commander Mary Wakuu is leading efforts to ascertain the exact number of fatalities and injuries, highlighting the urgency of the situation.

Conclusion:

This tragic accident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety, particularly when transporting precious young lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims, as well as the entire school community affected by this heartbreaking event. As investigations continue, authorities and stakeholders must prioritize measures to prevent similar incidents in the future, ensuring the safety and well-being of all road users, especially our children.

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