More Than 20 Drown As Bus Swept Into Flooded River In Kenya
Muhammad Irfan Published December 04, 2021 | 10:29 PM
More than 20 people drowned on Saturday when a bus travelling to a wedding in Kenya was swept away by fast-flowing waters as it tried to cross a flooded river
Nairobi, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Dec, 2021 ) :More than 20 people drowned on Saturday when a bus travelling to a wedding in Kenya was swept away by fast-flowing waters as it tried to cross a flooded river.
Some aboard the stricken bus managed to escape before the bus was quickly submerged, and were helped to safety.
"The bodies that have already been retrieved right now are over 23.
We have more bodies in the bus," she said, adding that efforts to recover the corpses would resume on Sunday morning.
She said 12 people had been rescued, including four children.
It remains unclear how many passengers were aboard the bus when it tipped into the Enziu River, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) east of the capital Nairobi.
Witnesses said the driver had stopped to negotiate the river, and was close to the other side when the bus was swept beneath the churning currents.
Deputy President William Ruto was among those to extend his condolences, and also urged motorists to apply extra caution on the roads with many parts of Kenya experiencing heavy rain.