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24 Feared Dead as Bus Plunges Into Nithi River

by Zablon Ondari
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At least 24 people have been confirmed dead after a Mombasa-bound bus plunged into river Nithi in Tharaka Nithi county on Sunday evening, 24th July.

The bus belonging to the Modern Coast services lost control plunging into the river along the Meru-Mombasa highway.

According to eyewitnesses, the 45-seater bus was from Meru Town when the accident occurred. The accident occurred at around 6:30 pm.

Reports indicate the bus developed a brake failure when it hit the guard rails before it plunged into the river, 40 meters below the bridge.

Rescue operations are underway and being overseen by the police, Tharaka Nithi county Fire and Rescue team and members of the public.

Those injured have been rushed to Chuka County Referral Hospital and PCEA Chogoria Mission Hospital.

The accident occurred barely a month after a 14-seater matatu plunged into the Nithi bridge killing one and leaving 13 others with serious injuries.

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