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36 injured as bus overturns at Kanginga along Mwingi – Garissa road

By Philip Muasya | Published Tue, January 2nd 2018 at 15:59, Updated January 2nd 2018 at 16:16 GMT +3

Thirty 36 people were Tuesday morning injured when a Wajir bound bus overturned at Kanginga along the Mwingi – Garissa road in yet another road accident.

The bus christened Trans-County careered off the road at a sharp bend about three kilometres from Mwingi town before rolling and landing on its right side.

Traffic police from Mwingi police station rushed to the scene and rescued the survivors, majority of whom suffered broken limbs and cuts due to broken glasses. They were taken to Mwingi level IV Hospital.

According to one passenger who identified himself only as Yusuf, the bus left Eastleigh at 6am heading to Wajir but developed mechanical problems soon after Thika town.

“I was seated next to the driver and I warned him severally that the bus was producing very heavy smoke but he ignored. He was even warned by another bus driver heading to Garissa but he decided to proceed,” Yusuf who escaped with minor injuries said.

The passenger said that several times he noticed the driver struggling with the vehicle brakes.

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The scene of the accident was littered with shards of broken glasses.

The Standard also noticed that the bus’s front tyres were supported with ropes in a clear case of negligence.  

The bus driver took off immediately after the accident and police are still searching for him.

Meanwhile, thousands of passengers, among them school children were stranded at Mwingi’s bus park heading to various destinations.

Those travelling to Nairobi had to part with Sh700 instead of the usual 300 charged.  

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