Thursday, August 13

Seven pupils drown during excursion

Governor of Salim Mvurya, Kwale County, Kenya, said on Thursday that seven students drowned while swimming in the Indian Ocean, during an annual trip organised by their school authorities.

He said no fewer than 49 other students were rescued from the sea after being hit by a tidal wave on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at Diani Beach, a tourist destination south of Mombasa, where the pupils aged between 13 and 15, had arrived from central Kenya.

Mvurya told newsmen that the school authorities should have consulted the beach administration before allowing the students to swim in the sea.

Several drowning had occurred in the area where a calm sea can suddenly metamorphose into huge waves.


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