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Five Killed, Four Seriously Injured In Grisly Road Accident

The truck, which was ferrying milk, was traveling from Meru County while the PSV was from Chuka on its way to Chogoria.

Five people were killed after a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) they were traveling in sustained a head-on collision with a truck at the Nithi black spot in Tharaka Nithi on Monday night, February 22.

The truck, which was ferrying milk, was traveling from Meru County while the PSV was from Chuka on its way to Chogoria.

"I was contacted and told that one of my vehicles had been involved in an accident. When I got to the scene, I was told that there were five passengers and a driver who all died on the spot," the owner of the PSV told reporters on the scene.

The accident involved a Nissan Matatu and a trailer which collided head on in Gilgil as the trailer attempted to overtake. /DAILY NATION

He believes that the brakes of the truck could have failed, causing the accident.

Four others were seriously injured in the accident, and have been rushed to hospital. Tharaka Nithi County Rescue Team Patron, Alex Mugambi, confirmed the accident.

The accident came a week after at least nine people died following an accident that occurred near St. Mary's Hospital near Gilgil along the Nairobi Nakuru Highway at the Soysambu area.

Kenya Red Cross emergency team and Police were at the scene a few minutes after the accident and took the injured including the matatu driver to the hospital.

Gilgil sub-county police commander John Onditi said two others were injured in the accident that occurred at around 5 am. The commander stated that the matatu was headed for Nairobi from Nakuru while the trailer was headed in the opposite direction.

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