By Emmanuel Nduka
18 choir members have died while travelling in a 52-seater school bus to a wedding of an elderly couple in Kenya.
In the accident which occurred in River Enziu in Kitui on Saturday, 23 bodies have so far been recovered, out of which 18 were choir members of Mwingi Catholic Church.
One of the survivors, Simon Kea said: “We were about 40 passengers when leaving Mwingi in the morning. Around 10 seats were empty. As we were crossing the river, the 51-seater bus was full with more than 15 people standing.”
Mwingi East Sub County Police Commander Joseph Yakan also revealed that the bus driver had also died.
“This is a river and it was flooding. The driver lost control and slid into a ditch. The bus capsized next to the bridge. The driver has also died. The bus was leaving Mwingi Central towards Nuu in Mwingi East,” he said.