7 students hurt in JKIA escalator mishap - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

7 students hurt in JKIA escalator mishap

escalator

Seven secondary school students were injured at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday afternoon after an escalator malfunctioned.

The incident involved a group of students who were travelling overseas.

“The Kenya Airports Authority wishes to confirm that an escalator incident involving a group of students at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi that happened this afternoon,” the authority said in a statement.

The seven were part of 19 secondary school students were travelling to the UK and US through the airport when an escalator in Terminal 1C (formerly Unit 2) malfunctioned and slightly injured them.

The students were taken to a city hospital for treatment, according to KAA.

“The Kenya Airports Authority wishes the injured students a speedy recovery.”

The Kenya Airports Authority later said doctors had on Monday night cleared six of the students for travel after the escalator incident.

“The seventh student has remained in hospital for medical observation and doctors expect to clear this student for travel tomorrow,” KAA said.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

All seven students are now expected to travel on Tuesday.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Some More Sauce...

Entertainment

British actress Lashana Lynch says playing Bob Marley’s widow Rita Marley in ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ brought her a lot of “peace” in her...

Entertainment

In the wake of disturbing allegations of assault emerging over the weekend, the Nairobi Polo Club has swiftly responded with a statement condemning the...

Entertainment

Usher spent hours preparing his skin for the Super Bowl halftime show. The singer’s longtime groomer and make-up artist Lola Okanlawon has revealed the...

Entertainment

Journalist Ciru Muriuki tenderly reminisced about their cherished moments with her fiancée, the late actor Charles ‘Charli’ Ouda, and the profound impact he had...

Entertainment

Kanye West claims he was “two months away” from declaring bankruptcy. The 46-year-old rapper lost a number of lucrative deals over the last few...

Da Squeeze

Popular new age RnB singer Brent Faiyaz has dropped not just another music video, but a full-on short film that features Kenyan Hollywood star...

Entertainment

Azealia Banks has warned Beyonce she is “setting” herself up to be “ridiculed again” by going country. The ‘Break My Soul’ hitmaker, 42, confirmed...

Da Squeeze

Nominated senator Karen Nyamu is no stranger to courting controversy with her dramatic antics every so often, and it seems she is nowhere near...