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Death toll in Nairobi’s Githurai accident rises to six

By By Cyrus Ombati | Published Fri, July 26th 2013 at 00:00, Updated July 26th 2013 at 09:52 GMT +3

By Cyrus Ombati

NAIROBI, KENYA: The death toll from Thursday evening’s accident in Nairobi’s Githurai area reached 6 after two more people succumbed to injuries in hospital.

Four people died on Thursday after a bus-plying route 45 rammed onto stationary matatus at Githurai along the Nairobi-Thika Super Highway last evening.

The bus was speeding when its breaks failed before it rammed into other vehicles and a crowd at about 5.30 pm on Thursday.

There were fears the death toll could rise because of the nature of injuries those rushed to hospital sustained, police and witnesses said.

Police said dozens of people were rushed to hospital with multiple injuries.

The area is usually crowded during rush hours.

According to Nairobi Area Deputy Traffic Commandant Leonard Katana, the bus carrying passengers from the city centre.