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Several Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes in Tana River

The police are currently at the scene and a rescue mission is ongoing.

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A boat carrying over 40 passengers has capsized in the Kona Punda area within Madogo, Tana River County. The boat was en route to Garissa from Madogo, where it had picked up its passengers. The incident has left several passengers feared dead, marking a dark day for the local community.

According to the report verified by Mambo Mseto on Sunday evening, the local police force is currently at the scene, conducting a rescue mission in a race against time to save as many lives as possible. The officers are also working tirelessly to establish the exact number of travelers who were on board, as the situation remains fluid.

The boat was one of three that have been ferrying people across the river since yesterday, charging Sh1,500 per person. The reason for the capsize is still unknown, and investigations are underway to determine the cause of the tragic incident.

Coast guard officers inspecting their boat during a past event

Coast guard officers inspecting their boat during a past event

Witnesses at the scene described a chaotic and heart-wrenching scene as the boat capsized. The local community has rallied together, providing support and aid as the rescue mission continues. The incident has highlighted the risks associated with river travel, particularly in over-crowded boats.

As the night falls, the rescue mission becomes increasingly challenging. The local authorities are urging anyone with information about the passengers on board to come forward to aid in the rescue efforts.

This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of river travel and the importance of safety measures. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

The development comes barely hours after media reports indicated that atleast 75 lives have been lost in the ongoing floods.

More updates will follow as the situation unfolds. Stay tuned for the latest developments on this breaking news story.

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