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Kenya bus plunge kills 17

| Updated: April 13, 2018 11:54:52


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A Kenyan official says a bus has plunged into the Siyapei River, causing the deaths of 17 passengers and seriously wounding four people.

Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya said Tuesday that 43 passengers survived with minor injuries after the bus ran off the Narok-Mai Mahiu road about 130 Kilometres (80miles) west of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

The bus was travelling from Kendu Bay in western Kenya to Nairobi, reports AP quoting the official.

Siyapei resident Jackson Sempele says the bus driver was trying to avoid hitting a truck that had pulled out onto the highway from a quarry.

Road accidents in Kenya result in about 3,000 deaths every year.

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