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Deadly Kenyan train and bus crash in Nairobi

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At least eleven people were killed and 34 wounded in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, when a passenger train smashed into a bus, the Kenyan Red Cross has said.

Nairobi police chief Benson Kibui said the bus crossed the railway line as the train came at high speed.

The emergency services took the wounded to hospital as hundreds of people gathered at the scene.

Accidents in Kenya are often caused by of a lack of safety measures on roads and rail crossings, correspondents say.

The 33-seater bus also hit a car during the morning rush hour accident, injuring the occupants, Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reports.

Witnesses told the newspaper that the train driver survived the crash, and went to the nearby God’s Last Appeal Church where he knelt down to pray.

Kenya’s Red Cross said at least 11 people died, three of them at the scene of the accident.

The wounded were taken to three hospitals in Nairobi, with 17 of them requiring specialised treatment, it said.