60-Seater Bus Swept by Flash Floods in Mandera


12_0 Three people are feared dead after a Nairobi-bound bus from Mandera county was swept by torrential floods while attempting to cross a seasonal river bed Thursday morning.

The bus carrying 60 passengers at the time of the incident got stuck in mud while crossing the seasonal riverbed at Gadudia.

According to the Kenya Red Cross Twitter feed, 42 people have so far been rescued with unconfirmed reports placing fatalities at three.

Several passengers are reportedly stuck in the bus as rescue operations continue.

Mandera county commander Alex ole Nkoyo said torrential floods struck the bus carrying away the passengers.

“Several people have been carried away but the rest are on top of the bus after coming out through the windows,” he said.


Source: The Star

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