Teacher in Garissa dies after being struck by helicopter blades

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Teacher distributing KCSE papers dies after being struck by helicopter blades

After being hit by helicopter blades in the Masalani area on Tuesday, a teacher assigned to distribute KCSE papers in Garissa County passed away.

Speaking with reporters, Garissa County Commissioner Solomon Chesuti disclosed that the teacher was struck by one of the propellers and instantly passed away.

At the time of the incident, the teacher was running to board the helicopter that was supposed to deliver KCSE papers.

Exam officials have been using helicopters to deliver exam materials during the national examination period because of heavy rains that have made it difficult to move from one location to another.

Commissioner Chesuti called the incident regrettable, particularly since it happened right before students were supposed to take their exams in the morning.

In the space of two days, this tragedy represents the third instance of a helicopter crash in the nation.

Monday saw the crash of a helicopter that was flying quickly to pick up Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) papers at Arbajahan in Wajir.

The pilot and two passengers were injured in the accident and were taken to the hospital immediately to receive medical attention.

Subsequently, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a Kenya Army helicopter crashed during takeoff at Wajir Airport.

The helicopter was seen rising in internet videos before it abruptly crashed.

In a statement issued after the incident, the Wajir Airport Police Station stated that injuries were sustained by both the pilot and MCA Abey Jimaale of the Arabajhan Ward.

For specialized care, the two were moved to Wajir County Referral Hospital.

Food was being delivered by helicopter to flood-affected areas.

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