Eight loaders were confirmed dead after a lorry ferrying sand to Mai Mahiu town in the outskirts of Naivasha town overturned at Kigecha area on the Mai Mahiu-Narok road.
Six others sustained injuries and three were rushed to Naivasha sub county hospital, while the other three were rushed to Kijabe Mission Hospital following the 4.30 pm accident.
Seven of them died on the spot, while one succumbed to his injuries while being rushed to hospital.
Four of them were said to be in critical condition, while two victims of the gruesome accident were rushed to hospital in “fairy stable condition.”
According to an eye witness, Leonard Kalepa, the lorry driver was trying to overtake a motorcyclist when he lost control of the vehicle.
“The driver lost control and the vehicle overturned killing the seven loaders on the spot,” he told the Nation.
All the victims were sitting atop the loaded lorry and those who escaped were thrown few metres away. Those who died were covered with sand.
The eight victims are said to belong to the Pole Pole Youth Group based at the Mai Mahiu-Narok junction.
Former Nakuru County Council Chairman, John Murigu, who was among the first people to arrive to the scene, blamed the accident to speeding.
“It was apparent the driver of the lorry was speeding at the time of the accident,” he said