Two Australians dead in Kenya bus crash

2014-09-08 06:25
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Sydney - A bus plunged into a river killing two Australians and injuring several other tourists in Kenya, officials and reports said on Monday.

Australian foreign affairs officials said consular assistance was being provided to the families of those who died and were hurt.

Reports said a tyre burst as the bus was taking a group to the popular Masai Mara game reserve, and it rolled down a steep embankment outside Nairobi on Sunday night.

The tourists were reportedly from Australia, Britain and the United States, with the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation saying three of the injured were in critical condition.

"It's awful beyond belief for the families of all of those involved," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday.

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