Details of the accident which killed 18people in Kitui

At least 18 lives have been lost in a tragic road accident that occurred on Saturday, December 4 after a school bus ferrying choir members plunged into River Enziu in Kitui County, the Deputy Governor has cofirmed.

Speaking to a reporter of a local TV station, Kitui Deputy Governor Wanze Nzau said that rescue operations are ongoing adding that three of the passengers who were enroute to a wedding have since been rescued and are receiving medical attention at Mwingi Level Four Hospital.

The driver of the bus was crossing a flooded bridge when the vehicle he was driving was overpowered by the waters tripping into the river with passengers on board.

The Deputy Governor further stated that the fire brigade from Kitui County are working to retrieve the bus from the river.

The bus belonging to St. Joseph Seminary School in Mwingi was moving from Mwingi town to Nuu ferrying church choir members.

Confirming the incident, Mwingi East OCPD Joseph Yakan revealed that the school bus had approximately 50 passengers on board at the time of the incident.

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