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Bus with pupils Overturns


Jan 7, 2021
bus with pupils overturns

Today Thursday 7th January 2021 a bus ferrying pupils to school overturned. The accident has occurred at the Mwirine area along the Meru-Kaaga bypass. According to a local news outlet, the bus had at least twenty pupils. The pupils are also students from MCK Kaaga Academy.

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All students who sustained injuries were taken to Meru Level five Hospital. Currently, they are undergoing treatment. According to the doctor in charge, Wahome Joseph, all the pupils are in stable condition. He also adds that out of the twenty-six pupils, nineteen of them had minor injuries. While the remaining seven have been taken for an X-ray.

bus with pupils overturns
bus with pupils overturns

Surviving pupils

Coincidentally this accident occurs a day after that of Taita Taveta County. A public service vehicle carrying pupils to school got involved in the accident. However, one pupil from Mwatate Junior School succumbed. Even though this left the others injured. It occurs that the vehicle was ferrying pupils from Mombasa County to school. Also, fourteen other students got minor injuries. People immediately rushed them to a nearby hospital. According to the hospital records, most of those injured are primary school pupils.

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According to the doctor, “ Most of them appear to be primary school children. Although there was also a conductor and a driver. They mostly had minor injuries. However, the conductor and one child were critically injured.

meru level 5 hospital
meru level 5 hospital

The conductor did have a deep wound cut on his scalp. However, we managed to sort and also help him out ensuring he is okay. In addition, the child had a skull fracture, and also multiple bleeds on the nose and ears. However, after thirty minutes we got sad news. The child succumbed while undergoing treatment.”

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These tragic accidents occur a few days after the resumption of classes. All schools reopened on the fourth of January due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the closure of schools occurred. This was a way of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus. We hope drivers will continue being cautious on the roads so as to minimize accidents.