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Over 40 dead in Kenya bus accident.

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More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said.



“Reports reaching me are that more than 40 people died on the spot but it could be more because the roof of the bus was ripped off,” Rift Valley Provincial Traffic Officer Zero Arome  said.

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Another traffic police officer who spoke from the scene, in western Kericho county, placed the number at 42.

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“We have 42 people dead, but we are still at the scene,” he said.

According to police, the bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega and was carrying 52 passengers.

The Kenyan Red Cross wrote on Twitter that the bus had overturned. However more details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

Official statistics show that around 3 000 people die annually in road accidents in Kenya, but the World Health Organisation estimates the figure could be as high as 12 000.

In December 2017, 36 people died in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry.

In 2016 more than 40 people died when an out-of-control fuel tanker ploughed into vehicles and then exploded on a busy stretch of highway.

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Tunisian President Beji Essebsi hospitalised.

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92-year-old Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, has been hospitalised in a military hospital after suffering a “severe health crisis.”

This was disclosed by the presidency minutes ago.

More details available later,  as soon as they are realesd.

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Nigeria: Residents Cry For Help After Ilorin Flood

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According to reports, the area experienced a heavy downpour around 4pm on Wednesday which lasted for about three hours.

One of the victims, Mr Femi Olaoye, whose house was taken over by flood, said he was helpless as the water entered his siting room and kitchen.

“I was bitter and sad as there is nothing I could do to stop the flood from entering my house. It was only me and my two children at home. I wept bitterly to witness such terrible occurrence.

“All my electronics were damaged beyond repair. Even the bedroom has turned to swimming pool. I am confused,” 

Another resident, Mr Yusuf Taiwo said the flood came as a nightmare to him as his furniture, bookshelf and electronics were destroyed by the flood.

“Even some vital documents that I placed on the floor in my room have been destroyed by the flood.

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