Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kenya: Two Aussies Killed When Luxury Tour Bus Blows Out and Crashes into River in SW Kenya

According to Reuters, two Australian tourists were killed on Sunday (September 7) when their luxury bus crashed into a river along a steep section of a road in southwest Kenya, police said.
Three other tourists--an Australian, a Briton and a German--sustained serious head injuries and were transferred to a hospital in the capital of Nairobi after the tour bus crashed through guard rails in Kenya's Narok County.
COMMENT: I would urge our readers to review the below linked report for a full and transparent overview of the high level of roadway fatalities in Kenya:

http://ilakenya.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Odero-Khayesi-and-Heda-2003-RTIs-in-Kenya-2.pdf
The Narok North police executive, Paul Letting, said the driver of the tour bus lost control when the right-front tire blew as it was descending a steep section of the road. The two dead were a man and a woman in their 60s, he said.
About 20 other tourists--from Australia, Germany, Kenya, Switzerland, the US and the UK--were injured.
Tour officials said the group was destined for the border to Serengeti National Park in neighboring Tanzania.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.