Kenya: At least 50, including eight children, killed in bus crash

Kenya: At least 50, including eight children, killed in bus crash

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Among those who died following the crash are eight children below five.

A survivor of the road accident revealed details of the moments leading up to the accident, according to a report by the Standard.

The bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega, police said, and footage from the scene showed the vehicle lying on its side with the seats and mangled bits of metal exposed to the air.

The extra passengers were seated on the bus floor since all seats were occupied.

Witnesses and police on Wednesday said the bus swerved off the road while driving down a steep slope, and rolled into a ditch at 4 am local time (0100 GMT) in western Kericho county. At least seven survivors were rushed to Fort Ternan dispensary and Muhoroni Sub County Hospital.

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Nation Media, another local news channel reported that Kericho County Police Commander James Mogera said the death toll from the 67-seater bus, could rise from 49. Limited, with the operational name of Home Boyz.

The bus was not licensed to operate at night and its owners will faces charges, regional traffic police boss Zero Arome said.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

President Uhuru Kenyatta sent his condolences to victims' families and wished those in hospital a quick recovery.

At least 42 passengers were on Wednesday killed in a road accident involving a PSV bus at Tunnel flyover on the Londiani-Muhoroni highway.

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