Wednesday, October 30, 2013
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Emergency officials in Kenya say at least 11 people were killed when a train crashed into a passenger bus as it passed through a rail crossing in Nairobi.
Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre says today's crash also injured several people.
Photos from the scene show a white passenger bus half crumpled and tilted on its side. Hundreds of people gathered at the scene.
Road accidents with high death tolls are common in Kenya. Streets and highways often lack basic safety features such as reflectors or street signs. Most railroad crossings do not have gates or flashing lights.
In addition, crowded buses frequently speed and pass other cars to cut down travel times.