• The car and its passengers were on board MV Harambee, a ferry that operates on the Likoni Channel.
• Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed the accident had occurred on September 29 and that the vehicle involved was a saloon car with two occupants.
A Facebook post claiming that a car with two occupants plunged into the Indian Ocean on September 29 while crossing the Likoni Channel on a ferry is TRUE.
The car and its passengers were on board MV Harambee, a ferry that operates on the Likoni Channel.
Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed via his Twitter account that the accident had occurred on Sunday, September 29 at around 6:15 pm, and that the vehicle involved was a saloon car with two occupants.
The tweet also adds that the vehicle slipped off the ferry ramp into the Indian Ocean, and that the two occupants of the vehicle died in the incident.
ONGOING SALVAGE OPERATIONS:— Kenya Ferry Services (@FerryKenya) October 1, 2019
Search and rescue teams from Kenya Navy, KPA, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) and Private Contracted Divers have located the position of the vehicle wreckage. The recovery exercise is underway #FerryKenya #caraccidentrecovery pic.twitter.com/CKZc65k2lL
PesaCheck has looked into the claim that a car with two occupants plunged into the Indian Ocean at the Likoni Ferry Channel on September 29 and finds it to be TRUE.
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