The death toll in the Mwingi bus tragedy has increased after eight more bodies were on Sunday, December 5, retrieved from River Enziu.
The eight were among the passengers of the ill-fated bus who were heading to a wedding when the bus plunged into the river on Saturday.
This has pushed the death toll of the incident to 32 with recovery efforts nearing conclussion.
On the second day of recovery operations, the wreckage of the bus which was swept away by raging waters was retrieved.
Images seen by Kenyaleo.co.ke show the bus being pulled out of the river by a crane and an excavator as witnesses and volunteers look on.
Kitui County Governor, Charity Ngilu, took to social media, stating that recovery process is still ongoing with bodies ferried to neighbouring morgues.
“The ill fated bus wreckage has been retrieved from the river bed and the process of ascertaining whether there are any more bodies still trapped in the wreckage or the river bed continues.” The Governor wrote.
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Mwingi Bus Tragedy: Death Toll Rises to 32 As Eight More Bodies Are Retrieved, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu Gives Update.
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