41 Dead in Kenya Bus Disaster

41 Dead in Kenya Bus Disaster

At least 41 people were killed Thursday in a bus crash west of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Kenyan Red Cross said.

The Kenyan Red Cross said it had confirmed 41 deaths and 27 others with “multiple injuries”.

The bus was travelling from Nairobi to Homa Bay on the banks of Lake Victoria.

It was about halfway into the journey when it veered off the road and plunged into a valley, rolling over several times.

The Red Cross said the accident occurred shortly after 2:00 am (2300 GMT Wednesday). Pictures from the organisation showed the bus in the bushes at the bottom of a hill, its roof ripped off.

Kimaru said police had “a difficult time recovering the bodies because this place is hilly and bushy”.