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December 14, 2018

At least 42 dead in Fort Ternan bus crash

At least 42 people died in an accident at Fort Tenan, Kericho on Wednesday. The bus was travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega. /COURTESY
At least 42 people died in an accident at Fort Tenan, Kericho on Wednesday. The bus was travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega. /COURTESY

At least 42 passengers were on Wednesday killed in a road accident involving a PSV bus at Tunnel flyover on the Londiani-Muhoroni highway.

The bus was on its way to Kakamega from Nairobi at the time of the accident few kilometres from Fort Ternan. 

The area is characterised by winding steep slopes, stretching for kilometres. 

The bus, with 52 passengers on board, veered off the road and rolled. Its roof was blown off. 

Kericho County police commander James Mugera said the accident occurred at about 5 am.

He said the injured were rushed to Muhoroni sub-county and Kericho hospitals. 

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