41 dead in Kenya bus disaster

At least 41 people have been killed in a bus crash west of the Kenya capital Nairobi, police said on Thursday.

By (AFP)

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Published: Thu 29 Aug 2013, 1:03 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:16 PM

“It is a horrible scene. Bodies are strewn all over,” traffic police official Samuel Kimaru said by telephone from the scene near the town of Narok.

“Of the dead, 33 are adults while four are children,” Kimaru said. “It is quite disturbing.”

The bus was travelling from Nairobi to Homa Bay on the banks of Lake Victoria.

It was about halfway into the journey when it veered off the road and plunged into a valley, rolling over several times.

“It is difficult to tell exactly what happened but all indications point to speeding and possibly overloading,” the police official said.

“We are having a difficult time recovering the bodies because this place is hilly and bushy.”

“We’ve dozens others injured and we are not certain how many because they were taken to various hospitals... we have officers checking with the hospitals,” Kimaru said.

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