Two people died on the spot while eleven others sustained serious injuries in today’s early morning accident that occurred along the Embu Meru highway.
This follows a head-on collision between a 14 seater Nissan matatu and a lorry near Karwagi village in Gatunduri of Embu County.
The accident happened at around 8.30 am with the Sacco matatu coming from the Ishiara direction, while the lorry was heading towards Runyenjes when the collision happened.
The deceased were the drivers of the two ill-fated vehicles.
Good Samaritans had a rough time rescuing the injured as they were all trapped in the wreckages.
Eyewitnesses said that the injured were taken to the nearby Embu hospitals by the motorists who were flagged down by the rescuers.
The accident caused a heavy traffic snarl-up along the busy highway when the police officers on duty moved in to arrest the situation.
The bodies were transferred to the mortuary while the wreckages were towed to the nearby police station.