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One killed, 7 injured after bus collides with truck in Gilgil

Thursday January 16 2020

Gilgil accident

One person died while seven others were injured after this Malaba-bound bus collided with a lorry near the Gilgil weighbridge on the Naivasha-Nakuru highway on January 16, 2020. PHOTO | MACHARIA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

MACHARIA MWANGI
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One person died while seven others were injured after a Malaba-bound bus collided with a lorry near the Gilgil weighbridge on the Naivasha-Nakuru highway.

The incident happened early Thursday morning.

Among those injured were two children.

The injured passengers were rushed to different hospitals within Gilgil.

LORRY LEFT LANE

A senior police officer at the scene of the 4am accident said the lorry driver swerved to the right side of the road, leading to the crash.

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"We suspect the driver had dozed off, leaving his lane," said the officer.

The lorry driver, according to the Gilgil Traffic boss Robert Mugo, escaped unhurt and fled from the scene.

"We are looking for him," he said.

Other passengers who escaped unhurt were taken to the Gilgil Police Station to await new travel arrangements.