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50 people dead in bus crash in western Kenya

AP  |  Nairobi 

An says 50 people have died after the bus they were traveling in left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in the western Kenyan town of

Rift Valley regional police boss said survivors from the bus that was headed from to western town of were receiving treatment at local hospitals. The accident happened around 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

has struggled to reduce the rising number of road accidents as more people acquire vehicles in the country's growing middle class.

In 2013, the government re-introduced breathalyzers, but had to remove them again after court orders barred police from charging drivers using readings from the devices as evidence.

According to government statistics, around 3,000 Kenyans die every year in road accidents.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 13:20 IST