The accident scene

Eight pupils of St Gabriel Academy, Mwingi died in a road accident at Kanginga bridge on Thika-Garissa highway, about a kilometre from Mwingi town.

They were in bus which reportedly collided with a lorry before the driver lost control. The bus overturned and plunged into Kanginga river.

The accident occurred at around 11pm on Saturday.

The bus in the crash belongs to Nguutani secondary school but had been hired to carry students of St Gabriel for a trip.

At least 44 passengers were on board at the time of the tragic scene.

Some six pupils had been dropped home just before the crash.

32 of them were taken to Mwingi Level 4 hospital. Reports from the facility showed that six were in critical state while 26 are stable.

Source: The Star

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