Students of Mukeu Primary School in Dundori Centre, Nakuru County, are counting their blessings after escaping unhurt when a trailer carrying a grader rammed into their school.
A government official who was in the area told Kenyans.co.ke that the speeding trailer knocked down the school's fence before damaging the wall of the classroom.
He further noted that the accident was caused by a brake failure but no one was hurt in the incident.
"A trailer was leaving Ol Kalou headed to Nakuru but the driver lost the breaks and could not make a corner. He rammed straight into the schools.Residents at the scene of accident where a truck rammed into Mukeu Primary School on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.File
"He knocked down the wall, drove through the playing ground and it hit the classroom," he stated.
Students were not inside the classroom at the time of the accident and the driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.
"No one was hurt. The turnboy jumped off from the truck and he only sustained minor injuries," he added.
The heavily loaded trailer was transporting a grader used in a road construction project.
Dundori Centre is a market town located on the foot of Dundori Forest. Its position surrounded by steep roads often used by trailers has made it a notorious blackspot.
The Tuesday accident occurred barely two months after another tragic accident killed three people at the same location in August.
The truck, which was transporting logs, veered off the road rammed into vehicles parked on the roadside at Dundori Trading Centre.
Nakuru North OCPD Jacinta Mwarania confirmed to the press that the deceased were traders at the market.Residents at the scene of accident where a truck rammed into Mukeu Primary School on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.File
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