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 folks 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 Day by 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 toes) beneath.

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

The Nation quoted Komora as saying that preliminary investigations confirmed the bus brakes could 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 folks died in highway accidents in Kenya in 2021, a 15 % enhance from a 12 months earlier.