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A Trailer With Two Occupants Plunges Into Indian Ocean

There was a moment of frenzy at the Likoni Ferry Crossing Channel on Friday night, November 26, after a trailer plunged into the Indian Ocean.

The trailer, which was loaded with a 40-ft container, lost control and slid into the Indian ocean while attempting to board a ferry.

Likoni Sub County Police Commander, Joseph Karanja, confirmed the incident saying that there were two residents at the time. Both the driver and the passenger managed to jump into the water and escaped safely.

As at Saturday, November 27, the trailer was yet to be removed from the scene.

A similar situation was experienced in January after a bus plunged into the Indian Ocean while transporting tourists in the Coastal Town of Mombasa.

The driver was attempting to get to board the ferry when the brakes failed.

Fortunately, all tourists had alighted from the bus to allow it to get to the ferry at the Likoni Crossing Chanel. The Kenya Ferry Services consistently updates safety procedures to both the staff and public with an aim of reducing injuries and deaths at the ferry.

KFS advises travelers not to rush and be on the wharf ready to board no less than five minutes before departure.

Also, all travelers are advised to remain behind any yellow and black striped areas on the wharf.

Riding bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades on the wharf is additionally prohibited.

"If you are crossing the channel around evening time, remain in sufficiently lit areas in sight of incoming vessels and in the vicinity of Help Point, PA speakers and CCTV cameras," reads an excerpt of the KFS website.

Content created and supplied by: TwinsM (via Opera News )

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