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Two Escape Death After Car Plunges into The Ocean in Kilifi

FILE PHOTO of The car that was retrieved from Likoni channel Mombasa

Two people narrowly escaped death on Wednesday night after a saloon car they were driving in plunged into the Indian ocean at the old ferry channel in Kilifi.

 The vehicle a box with two occupants is said to have failed its breaks and plunged into the Indian Ocean channel.

Witnesses who were at the old ferry during the accident said the vehicle was driven at high speed from the upper hill.

He said one of the occupants jumped off the car and fall down as the car sped off towards the ocean while the other one believed to be the driver opened the door once the vehicle touched the water and swam out to safety as it was still shallow.

Samir Nyundo a resident who is among the first to reach the scene said he took the first victim who had injuries to the hospital.


A team of divers from the Kilifi county disaster response team also moved in fast to rescue the other occupants.

Divers located the vehicles and managed to secure it to prevent it from disappearing into the deep waters.

One of the divers who had located the vehicle said it was upside down and asked officials to wait until it's turned for it to be pulled well from the waters.

The Kilifi old ferry channel was a famous crossing for people going to From Mombasa before the famous Kilifi bridge was constructed.

A similar accident occurred recently at the Likoni channel after a woman who was crossing the ferry lost control of her vehicle and plunged into the ocean.


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