Two dead, 12 injured as 14-seater matatu ferrying students involved in accident

for Tv47 Digital August 19, 2022, 06:23 PM
Matatu ferrying students rolls in Marigat
Wreckage of a 14-seater matatu that was involved in a grisly accident in Marigat on Friday, August 19 2022, killing two on the spot and injuring 12 students.

In Summary

  • The 14-seater matatu was ferrying students who were heading back to school after a short-term break during the August 9 2022 General Election.
  • The ill-fated vehicle had a tyre burst before rolling over at Radat area on the Marigat-Nakuru Road.

Two people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after a grisly road accident at Radat area along the Marigat-Nakuru Road.

A 14-seater matatu is said to have tyre burst before rolling over, killing the driver and a student on the spot with 12 other students who were heading back to school.

The students were travelling to various school within Baringo County after the re-opening of the school.

The injured were rushed to Marigat sub-County Hospital while those who needed specialised medical care were taken to Baringo County Referral Hospital, Nakuru and Eldoret facilities.

The scene of today's accident is fast becoming a blackspot as several accidents have occurred in the area.

The bodies of those succumbed to injuries were taken to Eldama Ravine mortuary.

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