One survivor of the Mwingi bus accident tragedy has narrated his struggles hours after the horrifying incident. According to him, the images of the small children who were crying for help are still fresh in his mind and that he is unable to sleep.
"I'm unable to sleep. Every time I try closing my eyes, the pictures come back to me and I can still hear the small kids crying for help. I wish I had the power to save them," said the man. From his hospital bed, he narrated his frantic struggle to get out of the bus which was slowly sinking before he was finally rescued by locals.
This comes as operations along the road have resumed with locals and motorists continuing with their routines courses. The water levels of the river have significantly reduced following the deceased downpour in the area.
Photo: Mwingi tragedy survivor (Courtesy)
Rescue operations continued throughout Monday following the tragic accident which happened on Saturday in Enziu River, Kitui County and the bus finally pulled out of the river. The damaged St. Joseph Seminary High School bus was taken out of the river on Monday evening. Seven more people were found trapped inside the bus, bringing the total death toll to 33.
The bus was pulled out by two NYS cranes and a Kilifi County tractor. Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu said further searches would continue on to ensure that no other bodies were in the river.
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