Tourist bus plunges into the Indian Ocean at Likoni Crossing Channel, no casualties reported

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 10 Jan, 2021 11:51 | < 1 min read
Pollman's Tours bus
Kenya Coast Guard officers retrieve the Pollman's Tours bus that plunged into the Indian Ocean on Sunday, January 10, 2020. PHOTO: HARRISON KIVISU

By Harrison Kivisu,

A Pollman’s Tours bus that was travelling from South Coast to Mombasa Island on Sunday morning plunged into the Indian Ocean at the Likoni Crossing Chanel.

Eyewitnesses said that the driver managed to escape after the bus brakes failed as he was trying to access the ferry.

The bus then slipped into the ocean in the incident that occurred at about 9am.

At the time of the accident, the tourists who were being ferried had already been dropped off at Diani the previous night and only the driver and his conductor remained onboard.

The conductor was rescued by a speed boat and the bus retrieved from the ocean by Kenya Coast Guard officers.