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Friday, July 28, 2017

Car plunges into crocodile-infested river, two missing

A college student and a teacher are feared dead after the plunged into the crocodile-infested River Tana on Sunday.
A college student and a teacher are feared dead after the plunged into the crocodile-infested River Tana on Sunday.
A college student and a teacher are feared dead after the car they were travelling in veered off the road on Sunday and plunged into the crocodile-infested River Tana in Mororo, Bura constituency.
The driver and co-driver freed themselves and swam to safety, Garissa police boss Aaron Moriasi said. They were treated for minor injuries and shock, and later released.
Moriasi said the car was coming from Madogo to Garissa, but the occupants diverted to a local social joint in Mororo at 9.30pm, when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
“Police officers rushed to scene immediately and cordoned off the scene. Unfortunately, the other two never surfaced,” he said.
The survivors are driver David Wendo, an NIS desk officer based in Garissa, and Beryl Atieno. The two missing people were identified as Cyprian Ogallo, a student at NEP technical college, and George Onyango, a teacher in Garissa town.
“We shall confirm their status when we retrieve them either alive or dead from the river. At this point, we are doing everything within our powers as a police service to ensure that the vehicle and the two victims are taken out of the river,” Moriasi said.

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