Bus accident in Kenya claims at least 40 lives

10 October 2018 13:37 Africa Desk

At least 40 people have died in Kenya as a result of a bus accident as they were travelling from the capital Nairobi to the Western town of Kisumu.

A police officer, OCS Charles Ocharo of the Fort Tenan area where the accident happened on Wednesday morning, said the bus veered off a flyover, and rolled several times, according to Citizen TV.

Nation Media, another local news channel reported that Kericho County Police Commander James Mogera said the death toll from the 67-seater bus, could rise from 49.

At least 10 injured people have been reportedly rushed to local hospitals in the area, while children under the age of five are some of the victims who perished in the accident.

Kenyans angry at transport regulators

Kenyans on social media, have called out the transport regulators for failing to rein in road accidents, considering that the accident scene is a known black spot that has registered almost 10 accidents this year.

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