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Teacher dead, eight pupils injured after two school buses collide

 The accident involving two school buses left one person dead and nine others injured. [Timothy Kariuki, Standard]

A primary school teacher died on Wednesday morning, April 5 and eight pupils injured after two school buses collided head-on at Tokyo on Kagio-Baricho Road in Ndia, Kirinyaga County.

The buses belong to Kutus Municipality Primary School in Mwea and Trinity Academy in Kagio.

 Kutus Municipality Primary School bus was involved in the accident in Ndia on April 5, 2023. [Timothy Kariuki, Standard]

Besides the eight pupils, who got injured in the crash, a manager of Trinity Academy also sustained injuries.

The driver of one of the two school buses was overtaking another vehicle during the head-on collision at Tokyo stage, an eyewitness, Grace Kanini, told The Standard.

The injured victims were taken to different hospitals in Kirinyaga West Sub-County.

 A Trinity Academy teacher died in the April 5, 2023 accident. [Timothy Kariuki, Standard]

“A female teacher, who had been trapped in the Trinity Academy bus, died on the spot,” police said.

The body of the teacher was taken to Kerugoya County Referral Hospital morgue.

The wreckages of the two buses were towed to Sagana Police Station as investigations begin.

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