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4 killed as lorry rams houses in Nyeri

Wednesday November 14 2018

Nyeri lorry rams into houses

The scene of an accident in Tambaya, Nyeri County, where a lorry rammed into houses, leaving a pedestrian and two children dead on November 15, 2018. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

NICHOLAS KOMU
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Two children were among four people who were killed on Wednesday night when a lorry rammed houses in Mukurweini, Nyeri County.

Three families were left homeless following the crash that occurred a few minutes to 7pm.

Nyeri lorry rams into houses

Members of the public at the scene of an accident in Tambaya, Nyeri County, where a lorry rammed into houses, leaving a pedestrian and two children dead on November 15, 2018. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

SPEEDING

According to witnesses, the truck was ferrying ballast from Mukurweini to Nyeri when it crashed near Tambaya Bridge.

They said the truck belongs to a road construction company that has been repairing Nyeri-Mukurweini road.

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Mr David Karuga, a local, said the driver of the lorry had been speeding when he lost control of it and hit a pedestrian before landing on the houses.

Nyeri crash

Four people were killed after a lorry rammed houses in Nyeri on November 14, 2018. PHOTO | NICHOLAS KOMU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Nyeri lorry rams into houses

Members of the public at the scene of an accident in Tambaya, Nyeri County, where a lorry rammed into houses, leaving a pedestrian and two children dead on November 15, 2018. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“It just flew, tit a man on the road and went through the houses. The two children were watching television in the house,” he said.

The children and the pedestrian died on the spot while the driver of the lorry succumbed to his injuries in a hospital, Mukurweini police boss Issa Muhammud said.