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Thirty Feared Dead After Bus Plunged Into River Enziu

Four passengers have been confirmed dead and 10 rescued after a bus they were traveling in was swept by river Enziu at Ngune village, Mwingi Central in Kitui county on Saturday.

The victims who were members of Mwingi Catholic Church choir who were attending their colleagues wedding at Nuu area before plunging into the river.

Confirming the 11 am incident, Mwingi East Sub county Commander Joseph Yagan said the driver of the bus was trying to steer the vehicle past a flooded bridge but the bus was overwhelmed by water tides.

"This is a river and it was flooding. The driver lost control and slid into a ditch. The bus capsized next to the bridge. The driver has also died. The bus was leaving Mwingi Central towards Nuu in Mwingi East," Yagan said.

In a video which has gone viral on the social media, passengers are seen raising their hands through the windows crying for help as the bus capsizes gradually.

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Enziu Mwingi Catholic Church Mwingi Central Mwingi East Nuu

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