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A Kenya bus crash  which occurred  on Wednesday morning has left at least   35 people dead near  Mwingi town ,Eastern Kenya.

One of the Passengers in the bus ,Farah Aden Ali said that  the bus over-turned after the driver lost control.

Aden Ali told the BBC  that rescue teams arrived only about four hours after the crash, causing many people trapped in the wreckage to die.

Kenya Bus crash

Survivors standing at the overturned bus (Standard Digital Image)

The bus was over-crowded with many passengers – who were going to the towns of Mandera and Garissa – standing, he said. They were heading to their homes for Presidential  elections on Monday.

“The bus had problems with the gear from when it left Nairobi,” Mr Aden Ali added.

Traffic officer Samuel Kimaru said at least 35 passengers died and another 50 were wounded in the overnight accident.

“The death toll may increase because there were serious injuries following the accident. Those who were injured are undergoing treatment in hospital,” he is quoted as saying by Kenya’s Standard newspaper.