Panic grips commuters as Ferry in Likoni stalls

Panic grips commuters as Ferry in Likoni stalls

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Commuters who were aboard Mv Kwale that failed to disembark at the sland side on Thursday morning. PHOTO: OSCAR NYOHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Hundreds of ferry commuters on Thursday morning were forced to jump aboard MV Kilindini after MV Kwale stalled.

Both men and women were forced to get aboard the other ferry by jumping in order to reach their work place despite being late.

Luckily the ferry did not have cars on board. Those who could not jump were later on rescued through the use of boats; that helped ferry them to the island.

It took Commuters over one hour to cross the Likoni channel which normally takes 15 minutes.

The Ferry is also reported to have earlier delayed as it had allowed two ships which were coming from different directions to cross.

Speaking to Baraka FM, Kenya Ferries Services public communications officer Aron Mutiso said MV Kwale failed when it was about to disembark at Mombasa island.

“The ferry failed when it was about to disembark at Mombasa island but everything is under control no one was hurt in the incidence.” Said Aron.

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