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Four dead in an accident

What   was meant to be a joyous night for two children suddenly turned dark after a lorry tore into their house and cut short their lives.

The  children, engrossed in watching television in the evening, were among four people who perished after a lorry ferrying sand crashed into residential houses at Tambaya in Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri County on Wednesday  night.

Three of victims died on the spot while the fourth, the lorry driver, passed on while receiving treatment at a local health center.

The 6.30 pm accident happened after the lorry belonging to a construction company repairing the Nyeri-Mukurwe-ini road reportedly hit a pedestrian before losing control and ploughing through the houses.

According to Nyeri County Police Commander, Ali Nuno and eye witnesses, the driver of the ill-fated lorry was speeding.

Nuno described the accident as unfortunate especially coming at a time when the government was implementing a comprehensive programme aimed at reducing deaths on the country roads.

By  Kiamah  Wamutitu

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