June 18, 2024

Eight people dead after passenger bus plunges into Mbagathi River

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Eight people dead after passenger bus plunges into Mbagathi River

Several people are feared dead as a Nairobi-bound passenger bus plunges into River Mbagathi

Several people are feared dead as a Nairobi-bound passenger bus plunges into River Mbagathi.

At least eight people have been confirmed dead after a bus they were traveling in plunged into the Mbagathi River in the Gataka area on the border between Nairobi and Kajiado North.

The bus belonging to Naboka Sacco was heading to Nairobi from Gataka, when the driver, who is among the fatalities, lost control and veered off the road.

According to the police, the driver of the vehicle lost control seeing it overturn to the river.

Police and rescue teams are currently at the scene retrieving the victims from the river.

Earlier, Kenya Red Cross had reported that thirteen people were nursing injuries in a Nairobi hospital after being involved in a road accident.

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In an update, the Kenya Red Cross said the accident happened near the Hardy Police Station in Karen, Nairobi county.

According to the humanitarian organisation, a public service vehicle overturned, leading to the injuries.

All the casualties were rushed to the hospital.

“Thirteen people have been rushed to hospital after a PSV minibus lost control and overturned near Hardy Police Station in Karen. Emergency response efforts continue thanks to the County Government, Kenya Red Cross, and well-wishers,” said the Kenya Red Cross.

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