Three Chogoria Girls High School students are among four people who died following a road accident that occurred in the Kambiti area along Kenol-Sagana road in Murang'a.

Murang'a South police Commander Alexander Shikondi has confirmed the incident.

According to Shikondi, the driver of the matatu was trying to overtake before colliding with a truck along the Nyeri-Nairobi highway.

"The matatu was coming from Sagana, heading towards Kenol Saturday morning before the accident occurred," said Shikondi.

The other students who sustained various injuries were transferred to nearby health facilities for medical attention.

Bodies of the three who lost their lives have since been be moved to the neighbouring Thika Level 5 hospital.

The wreckage of the matatu and the lorry have been towed to Makuyu Police Station as police officers launch an investigation into the cause of the accident.