Bus accident in Kenya kills 51 people

Bus accident in Kenya kills 51 people

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A bus accident in Kenya has killed no less than Fifty-one people. The tragic incident happened when the bus overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in the accident early Wednesday, police said.

According to police, the bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega and carrying 52 passengers.

The Kenyan Red Cross wrote on Twitter that it had overturned. However, more details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

Footage from the scene showed the faded red bus lying on its side, the seats and mangled bits of metal exposed to the air with the torn-off roof lying at a distance.

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Dozens of people milled around the accident site and goods were strewn over a large area.
Official statistics show that around 3,000 people die annually in road accidents in Kenya, but the World Health Organization estimates the figure could be as high as 12,000.

In December 2017, 36 people died in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry.

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