15-year-old girl from St. Benedict's Kapkimolwa secondary school in Bomet county was today swept away by overflow river. Eyes witness who witness the entire episode told Opera News reporter that boys had already crossed the river using a fallen tree. The girl was told to use main road but courageously decided to follow them. She slipped into river that had broken its banks.The water carried her for more than 100 metres before holding a tree that had grown in the middle of the river. Old man who tried to save her were wept away before being saved and chased away by angry villagers who said he risked his life. To rescue the girl, she was tied with the rope and pulled into the bank. In the same village, few meter from the scene of accident, the bridge that is being contracted by county government was swept away for the second time in span of two weeks. Local residents had told the contractor who underestimated the river to wait until the end of the rainy season because Cheptare river is seasonal and always cause a lot of destruction during heavy rainfall. The bridge was expected to connect the two villages and ease the movement the school going children.
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