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18 die when bus heading to wedding swept into river in Kenya

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 5:58 PM
Mwingi East Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Yakan said the driver tried to steer the bus past a flooded bridge, but the strong current swept the vehicle into the river. - Contributed photo.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 18 people died after a bus carrying choir members to a wedding plunged into a river in Kenya on Saturday, police said.

Mwingi East Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Yakan said the driver tried to steer the bus past a flooded bridge, but the strong current swept the vehicle into the river.

Ten people were rescued but “we have 18 bodies now,” he said.

The choir members of Mwingi Catholic Church had been travelling for their male colleague's wedding when the accident occurred in Kitui County.

Officials said the incident is under investigation.

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