22 April 2019

Kenya: Two Burnt to Death After Car Rams Into Truck Along Thika Superhighway

Two people died in a freak accident on Monday morning after their car burst into flames on hitting a trailer near Juja City Mall on the Thika Superhighway.

The Totoya Hiace van rammed into a trailer and burst into flames after the driver lost control of the car.

The occupants, a male driver and a female passenger, were traveling from Nairobi towards Thika when the accident happened.

08:50 Entire family reportedly perished in a freak accident late last night along Thika Road, near Juja City Mall after this Totoya Hiace van rammed into a Trailer and burst into flames. pic.twitter.com/eb5puJbYm4 via @ItsDavidMaina

- Ma3Route Counties (@Ma3RouteCounty) April 22, 2019

The occupants of the private car were burnt beyond recognition after the car burst into flames.

According to Juja Police Commander Dorothy Migarusha, the accident occurred at around 1 am.

A Twitter user by the name Mesh Nick posted a video on the social media platform almost an hour after the reported time of the accident capturing the burning vehicle

Drive safely, get home safely. Traveling especially at night takes a special kind of Grace.#RIP pic.twitter.com/kQ3FoWAUlD

- MeshNick (@meshnick0112) April 21, 2019

The remains of the two were moved to General Kago Funeral Home in Thika.

The accident brings the number of those who have perished on the roads during the Easter weekend to five.

One person died after being involved in an accident in Pangani on Monday while two died in Chogoria, Embu County.

Two others were left in critical condition on Sunday night following a car crash on the Meru-Nairobi highway near Kajiunduthi Secondary.

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