Bus Dangles Over Indian Ocean After Bungled Ferry Cross

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

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This is the moment a bus nearly slips into the Indian Ocean after failing to clear the ferry ramp at a Kenyan port just weeks after a young mum and her toddler drowned when their car fell off the ramp.

The incident took place at Kilindini Harbour in the south-eastern Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa when a Kenyatta University bus nearly plummeted into the channel while disembarking the Likoni Ferry.

In the footage, the bus appears to be teetering on the edge of the dock as a large group of residents look on.

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According to eyewitness reports, the driver and passengers were on the bus at the time despite rules forbidding passengers from remaining inside their vehicles during the ferry crossing.

Luckily, there were no reports of anyone being injured in the incident.

The near-miss came six weeks after 35-year-old Mariam Kighenda and her four-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu drowned in the same channel after their car fell off the ramp.

Video Credit: CEN

Reports said that President Uhuru Kenyatta promptly sacked the bosses of Kenya Ferry Services and promised to bolster safety measures at the busy crossing.

In mid-October, the Likoni Ferry reportedly stalled halfway across its journey while crammed with passengers and needed to be towed to shore.

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