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Four people died, two of them on the spot, early this morning while 14 others were seriously injured when a speeding lorry that was transporting cereals to Madaraka Market, Makongeni from Matuu rammed into a matatu that was headed for Kitui.involved near Munyu along Thika-Garissa Road.

The matatu is said to have been overloaded as it was carrying 18 passengers instead of the recommended 14 passengers. He added that the speeding lorry lost control and rammed into the matatu causing the lorry to overturn. The accident caused a heavy traffic jam on the Garissa Road that extended to Thika town.

The driver of the lorry, who was unhurt, escaped from the scene of the accident immediately . The lorry is being held at Makongeni Police Station.
 The injured were taken to Thika Level Five Hospital.  
Doctors in Thika Level Five Hospital are still on a go slow. Students from Kenya Medical Training College had to attend to the casualties.

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