Bus plunges into Kenyan river valley, kills 34 people: Reports | transport News

Kenya’s transport regulator has ordered the bus operator to droop operations pending an investigation into the crash.

Thirty-four individuals have died in central Kenya after their bus veered off a bridge and plunged right into a river valley, native media reported on Monday.

The Each day Nation and The Commonplace newspapers reported that the incident occurred on Sunday night in Tharaka Nithi County, when the bus of Trendy Coast firm travelling from Meru to the port metropolis of Mombasa veered off the Nithi Bridge, and fell into the valley 40 metres (131 ft) under.

“So far, we now have misplaced 14 ladies, 18 males and two ladies, so the entire deaths are 34. We’ve rescued 11 who’re present process remedy in hospital,” Tharaka Nithi County Commissioner Nobert Komora instructed NTV Kenya tv close to the crash web site.

The Nation quoted Komora as saying that preliminary investigations confirmed the bus brakes might have failed, stopping its driver from correctly turning on a pointy bend on the bridge.

The Nationwide Transport and Security Authority, Kenya’s transport regulator, has ordered all buses belonging to Trendy Coast to droop operations pending an investigation into the crash.

Nationwide Bureau of Statistics knowledge exhibits 4,579 individuals died in street accidents in Kenya in 2021, a 15 p.c enhance from a 12 months earlier.