Bus plunges into river valley in Kenya, kills 24...

Bus plunges into river valley in Kenya, kills 24

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:52 PM, 25 July 2022   Updated: 02:19 PM, 25 July 2022

The terrible road accident took place in Tharaka-Nithi County in Kenya on Sunday evening, July 24. At that time, the bus of Modern Coast Company fell into the river valley of 40 meters below Nithi River Bridge on its way from Meru to the port city of Mombasa; Photo: Collected

The terrible road accident took place in Tharaka-Nithi County in Kenya on Sunday evening, July 24. At that time, the bus of Modern Coast Company fell into the river valley of 40 meters below Nithi River Bridge on its way from Meru to the port city of Mombasa; Photo: Collected

At least 24 people have been killed in a bus accident in the East African country of Kenya. 

The fatal incident took place when a passenger bus fell into the river valley while crossing a bridge in the central part of the country. 

Reuters reported this information in a report on Monday citing the Kenyan media.

Kenya’s Daily Nation and Standard Newspaper reported that this terrible road accident took place in Tharaka-Nithi County on Sunday evening. At that time, the bus of Modern Coast Company fell into the river valley of 40 meters below Nithi River Bridge on its way from Meru to the port city of Mombasa.

According to state-owned KBC television, the bus was traveling from the city of Meru to the coastal city of Mombasa. The accident took place on the way. The search for survivors and recovery of bodies is underway.

Tharaka-Nithi County Commissioner (CC) Norbert Komora was quoted by the Daily Nation as saying, “We are saddened to report that we have lost 24 people in a horrific bus accident at the infamous Nithi River Bridge along the Meru-Nairobi Highway.

Komora added that the preliminary investigation showed that the accident may have occurred due to a fault related to the brakes of the bus.

According to Kenya’s National Bureau of Statistics, 4,579 people died in road accidents in this East African country in 2021 – which is 15 percent more than the previous year.

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