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Revealed: The Number of People Who Died in The Kitui River Bus Accident

Eighteen (18) people were confirmed dead on Saturday after a bus ferrying choir members plunged into River Enziu in Kitui County.

Ten (10) of the passengers were rescued, Mwingi East Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Yakan said.

The bus had at least 30 people on board, when the accident occurred at 11am at Ngune Village in Mwingi Central.

The 30-plus victims were choir members of Mwingi Catholic Church, and were travelling to Nuu area from Mwingi Town.

Police said the choir members were heading for their male colleague’s wedding, when the accident happened.

Yakan said that the driver of the bus attempted to steer the vehicle past a flooded bridge, but the water tides were too strong, consequently sweeping the bus into the river.

Some of the passengers could be seen screaming and raising their hands through the windows as the bus sank gradually.

Ma the souls of the deceaseds rest in eternal peace.

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Joseph Yakan Mwingi Mwingi East Mwingi Town Ngune Village


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