Tourism bus plunges into the Ocean at Likoni crossing channel

The poll man's Tours and Safaris company bus that plunged into the Ocean at the Likoni crossing channel. The driver and his helper who were on board were rescued and the bus pulled out./COURTESY

A tourism bus on Sunday morning plunged into the Indian Ocean while crossing the Likoni Channel.

The bus from the Pollman’s Tours and Safaris company was coming from Diani when it plunged into the ocean from the Likoni side while approaching the ferry.

Luckily there were only two people on board, the driver and his helper, who were rescued with the help of the Kenya Ferry Services, the Coast guards and members of the public.

“We did not have any passengers on board having dropped them in Diani previous evening,” said the tour company’s Group Director Of Operations Mohammed Hersi.

“We would like to thank Kenya ferry services , Kenya coast guard and numerous members of the public who all came to help,” he added.