Ferry tragedy continues as a trailer on Wednesday morning plunged into the Indian Ocean at the Likoni crossing channel.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the trailer lost control of the vehicle trying to get into the ferry.
The trailer headed to Mombasa from Tanzania transporting an unknown quantity of maize.
Reports indicate that the brakes of the bus failed as the driver drove to board a ferry headed to Mombasa island.
Luckily, no one got hurt during the incident.
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This prompted thousands of residents to divert to the Likoni floating bridge as the ferry docked on one side.
“The contractor put a slippery surface instead of a rough one. Again the lime or substance that KFS deposited here to make the ramp rough was not sprayed today,” said a KFS employee.
The accident caused a huge traffic snarl-up. Rescue operations are on-going but no casualties have been reported yet.
This comes two days after a tourist bus belonging to Pollman’s plunged into the ocean at around 9:00 in the morning
The driver of the bus was attempting to board the ferry when he missed the ramp. He blamed the accident on the heavy rains.
“I tried to stop the bus but it kept on sliding,” the driver said.
The latest comes just days after a tourist bus belonging to Pollman’s lost control and plunged into the ocean.
In December, a 33-year-old woman died after her car plunged into the Indian Ocean.
The deceased, Winnie Achieng drove from Mombasa Island to Changamwe with her son when she lost control of the vehicle.
Police said that Achieng veered off the road as she overtook a motorcycle, hitting the pavement. Her 12-year-old son swam to safety and sustained minor injuries.
Divers found Achieng still strapped to her seat when they came to her aid. Later doctors decleared her dead on arrival at the Coast General Hospital.