Several passengers were presumed dead, while others were injured, after their bus overturned on the Thika-Garissa Highway on Wednesday, April 12.
According to witnesses, the Rayan Coach Company bus was speeding while transporting passengers from Nairobi to Garissa.
The emergency response team came on the spot and transported patients to Thika Level 5 hospital for treatment.
The bus’s front windscreen and back glass were both completely shattered. Members of the public stood in awe as others assisted in rescuing the victims and transporting them to local hospitals.
Furthermore, witnesses indicated that personnel from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) were in charge of the rescue coordination.
They noticed the bus had departed Nairobi at 11:00 a.m. and was on its way to Garissa.
By the time this article was published, it was unclear how many people had died or been injured in the tragedy.
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