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19 People Dead after Bus Plunges Into River Enziu in Mwingi

19 people have so far been confirmed dead after a St Josephs Seminary Mwingi school bus that was carrying at least 30 passengers plunged into flooded River Enziu in Kitui county today morning.

Reports according to eye witnesses indicate that the bus overturned after the driver allegedly failed to control it from the strong floods which had broken the banks of the river following a heavy downpour on the night of Friday 3 December, 2021.

Confirming the incident, Kitui police boss, Mr. Yakani revealed that the bus, which was carrying Mwingi Catholic Church members was headed to Nuu From Mwingi and that they had since saved 8 people alive and recovered 19.

He adds that an operation to save the other missing people is ongoing hoping that they will recover the remaining people dead or alive.

The survivors were rushed to an undisclosed hospital where they are currently admitted for medical attention.

More information is expected to follow as the rescue operation is still underway.

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