Death toll from Thika accident rises to 17
The death toll from Sunday night accident in Kilimambogo area on the Thika-Garissa highway has risen to 17.
Thirteen people are reported to have died on the spot after the 14-seater matatu they were travelling in collided with a lorry at around 8.30pm.
Thika OCPD Julius Chombole said the driver of the Kitui-bound matatu was trying to avoid hitting a boda boda rider when the vehicle collided head on with the on-coming lorry.
The OCPD said the number of fatalities could rise as some of the injured were in critical condition.
This came as the latest in a series of tragic road accidents that have claimed over 70 lives in the last one week.
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