Truck Plunges Into The Indian Ocean As Driver Loses Control

A truck transporting goods plunged into the Indian Ocean on Wednesday morning, 13th January, at the Likoni Crossing Channel.

The accident, which occurred at around 4:15am, happened just three days after a similar accident involving a tour bus.

The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was rescued by Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) divers.

According KFS, the driver lost control after hitting the ferry’s prow, as he steered the lorry onto the ferry.

“At 4:15am a loaded truck Reg T648 while boarding mv Kilindini from the Mainland lost control after hitting the ferry’s prow, causing the truck to plunge into the sea. The truck had one occupant, who escaped unhurt, ” KFS said in a statement.

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“The salvage operation is underway. This is to notify our customers that ferries are landing on one side of the ferry.”

On Sunday morning, 10th January, a tour bus belonging to Pollman’s Tours and Safaris lost control and plunged into the Indian Ocean.

The bus was embarking on the ferry from the Mainland when the mishap occurred.

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The driver and the conductor were rescued and the bus retrieved by officers from the KFS and the Kenya Coast Guard.

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Zablon Ondari

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