At least 8 dead as Kenyan train hits bus

2013-10-30 09:13


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Nairobi - At least eight people were killed and several others injured Wednesday when a passenger train in Kenya's capital smashed into a bus at a crossing, Red Cross officials said.

The train crashed into the side of the bus, killing at least eight people, Kenya Red Cross said.

An AFP photographer at the scene said the bus was buckled around the front of the train engine.

"The bus crossed the line as the train came at a high speed... several others are in hospital," said Nairobi police chief Benson Kibui.

The accident, in Nairobi's Eastlands district, took place as the roads were crowded with passengers in the morning rush hour.

Several injured have been taken to hospital, some in a critical condition, Kenya's national disaster response centre said.

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