Kenya: Horrific bus accident leaves 35 dead, 50 injured – 280213 0945z

Thirty five people have died after a bus they were travelling in overturned along the Mwingi – Garissa Highway.

(Photo: Kenya Red Cross)

The bus which was travelling to Mandera from Nairobi was reportedly speeding and overloaded when the accident occurred approximately two kilometres from Mwingi Town.

(Photo: Kenya Red Cross)

Passengers were trapped inside the bus which is also said to have developed mechanical problems.

(Photo: Kenya Red Cross)

Area OCPD David Musila confirmed the incident stating that 35 passengers who lost their lives in the accident and said that another 50 have been rushed to the Mwingi district hospital.

(Photo: Kenya Red Cross)

Rescue operations are ongoing to free passengers still trapped inside the vehicle

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 at 14:10 (02:10 PM) UTC RSOE

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