At least 50 killed in Kenya bus crash

Sergio Conner
October 11, 2018

Fort Ternan police boss Charles Ocharo said it is suspected that the driver fell asleep as the bus descended the steep part of Londiani-Muhoroni-Kisumu highway. The accident happened at about 5am.

Local reports gave varying casualty counts.

The accident involved a bus bound for Kakamega that was travelling from Nairobi. "It had 52 passengers on board", reads a tweet from Standard Digital, a Kenyan news service.

Twelve women and seven children were among those killed in the crash on Wednesday morning.

The scene is a blackspot with almost 10 accidents reported this year, according to a local resident.

One of the survivors explained that the bus was overloaded with passengers, some sitting on the floor.

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An eyewitness described hearing "a long hooting sound, then a screech that was followed by a bang and loud screams," the Daily Nation reported.

The bus belongs to Western Cross Sacco and is christened Home Boyz.

"It is unfortunate that we have lost 51 people", Kenya's police chief Joseph Boinnet told Capital FM radio.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said authorities were investigating what he called a catastrophic incident. However, more details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

"My heartfelt condolences to the families of fellow Kenyans who lost their lives in a tragic road accident at Fort Ternan in Kericho County this morning and wish those in hospital quick recovery", he wrote on Twitter.

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