Those who died were a father, his son and daughter, his daughter in law (sons’ wife), and three grandchildren. They were all coming from a relative’s burial in Nyeri. The bodies were taken to Nakuru County mortuary as the extensively damaged vehicle, the truck and the bus were towed to Salgaa police base.
In Mai Mahiu, nine passengers died after a Nairobi-bound Transline matatu burst into flames after colliding head-on with a lorry transporting sand. A majority of those who died had been trapped inside the vehicle, making rescue efforts difficult. Five passengers who survived were taken to Kijabe Mission Hospital. The driver, who was also rescued, has since gone missing.
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