A bus accident in Kenya has killed no less than Fifty-one people. The tragic incident happened when the bus overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in the accident early this Wednesday morning, police said.
“It is unfortunate that we have lost 51 people,” Kenya’s police chief Joseph Boinnet told Capital FM radio.
According to police, the bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega and carrying 52 passengers.
The Kenyan Red Cross wrote on Twitter that it had overturned. However, more details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.
Footage from the scene showed the faded red bus lying on its side, the seats and mangled bits of metal exposed to the air with the torn-off roof lying at a distance.
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Dozens of people milled around the accident site and goods were strewn over a large area.
In December 2017, 36 people died in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry.
In 2016 more than 40 people died when an out-of-control fuel tanker ploughed into vehicles and then exploded on a busy highway.
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