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Deaths Reported, 66 in Critical Condition After Train Full of Passengers Falls off Bridge

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Deaths Reported, 66 in Critical Condition After Train Full of Passengers Falls off Bridge: 66 passengers have so far been confirmed to have sustained critical injuries following an accident that involved a train that was ferrying more than 100 passengers from Magadi to Kajiado Town

In a report from the Kajiado deputy governor Martin Moshisho, the accident occurred after the train lost control and fell off the bridge at Duka.

He stated,”One person on Tuesday died while 33 others sustained critical injuries after a train derailed near Tata Chemicals in Kajiado,”

“The accident occurred after the train which was full of passengers lost control and derailed while attempting to cross over a metal bridge,” he added.

Witnesses added that derailment caused the train to lose balance and thereafter rolled over, trapping several passengers.
St John Ambulance, while confirming the incident noted it had already dispatched a rescue team to help those trapped inside the wreckage.

“A passenger train has derailed in Kajiado near Tata Chemicals – Kajiado Plant. Casualties reported. Emergency response teams currently heading to the scene,” St John Ambulance announced.

Casualties of the accident including the deceased and those injured were rushed to Kajiado Sub-County Hospital while others were ferried to the Kitengela Medical Centre and St Crispin Medical Centre.

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