Kenya bus crash kills 17 passengers

Kenya bus crash kills 17 passengers
Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya.

A bus has plunged into the Siyapei River in Kenya, causing the deaths of 17 passengers and seriously injuring four people.

Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya said on Tuesday that 43 passengers survived with minor injuries after the bus ran off the Narok-Mai Mahiu road about 80 miles west of Kenyan capital Nairobi. The bus was travelling from Kendu Bay in western Kenya to Nairobi.

Siyapei resident Jackson Sempele says the bus driver was trying to avoid hitting a truck that had pulled out onto the highway from a quarry.

Road accidents in Kenya result in about 3,000 deaths every year.

-PA

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