23 die as bus plunges into Kenyan river

2011-08-21 14:40

Nairobi - A bus plunged into a river east of the Kenyan capital overnight, killing at least 23 people, police said on Sunday.

Fifteen people were rushed to hospitals with various injuries.

"The driver lost control of the bus which flipped over several times before plunging into the river," said district police chief David Kirui. "It was very difficult to save the people and remove the bodies from the bus."

Among the dead were 11 men, 11 women and a child.

The accident, the worst in the east African country this year, happened at Mbooni in the country's southeast. The passengers were on their way to wedding preparations.


  • jen - 2011-08-22 07:34

    It is about time the Kenyan government do something about the matatu and bus drivers - they all have suicidal and murderous tendencies. 90% of these public transport vechiles are not roadworthy at all.

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