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Death toll in Fort Ternan bus crash rises to 50

Wednesday October 10 2018
By ANITA CHEPKOECH

Following the deadly bus crash that eyewitnesses say occurred before the crack of dawn on Wednesday, this is what we know so far.
IN SUMMARY

  • Death toll has risen to 50 from 42 that was initially reported. Forty-eight passengers died on the spot while two succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
  • Injured passengers have been rushed to Fort Ternan and Muhoroni Sub-County hospitals for first aid treatment.
  • Fatalities: 31 men, 12 women, 7 children.
  • Sixty-one people were on board when the crash occurred.
  • The bus belongs to Western Cross Sacco and is christened Home Boyz.
  • The driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a corner.
  • The scene is a blackspot with nearly 10 accidents reported this year, according to a local resident.
  • The bus was travelling from Nairobi to Kisumu.
  • Kericho County Police Commander James Mogera says the registration status of the bus, KBS029J, could not be found on the National Transport and Safety Authority's website.
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