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Five killed as Kenyan bus fall into river

Posted on Aug 23 2014 | IANS

Nairobi, Aug 23 : At least five people were killed and eight critically injured in a road accident in Kenya, police said Saturday.

The accident occurred Friday night when a minibus plunged into Athi river, 35 km from Nairobi, Xinhua reported citing Machakos Police County Commander Gideon Amalla as saying.

Initial investigations revealed the 14-seater minibus was overtaking several vehicles and later tried to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming truck and landed into the ditch, making it difficult to rescue those trapped.

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