Recovery operations continue at River Enziu, Mwingi

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Recovery operations are still underway on the second day of the River Enziu tragedy.

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At least 24 people died while 12 others were rescued after a bus capsized in the river in Mwingi East on Saturday. The death toll from the incident is expected to rise as some bodies were still trapped inside the bus when recovery efforts were suspended by yesterday nightfall.

The recovery exercise started early in the day, led by the team comprising of divers from the Kenya Navy.

Twenty two out of the 24 victims were members of St. James Good Shepherd Catholic church in Mwingi, Kitui County. They died after a St. Joseph’s Seminary  bus they were traveling in was swept away by water at a rift while it attempted to cross the river at around 1.30 pm on Saturday.

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