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Thursday, 30 March, 2000, 13:57 GMT 14:57 UK
Kenyan bus crash: 74 confirmed dead
Kenyan bus crash
Both buses overturned and one exploded
Police in Kenya have revised the number of people killed in Wednesday's bus collision in Kericho from 101 to 74.

Police spokesman, Dola Indidis, told reporters that seven children were among those killed when the two buses collided at Kapkantugor near Kericho.

He said 58 more people who sustained various injuries, are now being treating in hospitals in the area.

The two buses - one belonging to the Akamba company and the other operated by Shaggy - were travelling in opposite directions when they collided.

The Akamba bus was travelling from the lakeside town of Kisumu and the other was going to Kakamega .

Cause of collision

Both buses overturned on impact, and the Akamba bus exploded into flames.


Kenya Bus Crash
Estimates say 2,000 people die in road accidents every year in Kenya
Initially it was thought that one of the bus drivers had tried to avoid a pothole and veered into the lane of the other bus.

But Mr Indidis said one of the buses had lost control in a sharp corner and run into the other's path.

Road accidents are a serious problem in Kenya, with some estimates saying that about 2,000 people are killed every year on the country's roads.

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