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Kenya: Bus Carrying Church Members Fall Into A River

More than 23 people have drowned after a bus travelling to a wedding plunged into a flooded river .

The bus was been hired to transport church choir members.

Four of the dead people were children and a least 12 people have been rescued, local reports say.

However, it is not clear how many people were in the bus at that moment.

Video footage of the incident shows the bus was carried away after the bus driver tried to cross fast-flowing water over a bridge in the Enziu River, about 200km (125 miles) east of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Local news reports claimed the driver was not familiar with the route and the bridge over the river in Mwingi, Kitui county.

The governor of Kitui Charity Ngilu stated thar “terrible” accident happened on Saturday morning.

She included that "23 bodies had been found but added that more were still stuck in the bus and that recovery operations would continue on Sunday".

Unusual heavy rains have been falling in many parts of Kenya lately, which includes some drought-hit regions where domestic and wild animals have died because of lack of pasture.

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Kenyan Kitui Kitui Charity Ngilu Nairobi


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