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32 people killed as bus rolls in Kenya's east

Wednesday - 2/27/2013, 10:09am  ET

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A police official says 32 people have died after the bus they were travelling in rolled in Kenya's eastern region.

Traffic police boss Samuel Kimaru said Wednesday the driver of the bus lost control at Tulimani area about 125 miles east of the capital, Nairobi. Kimaru said the bus was heading to Garissa, in eastern Kenya.

Kimaru said 50 people were hospitalized with injuries from the crash. Some 3,000 people die every year in Kenya as a result of traffic accidents. New laws introduced last year, which increase fines for traffic violations, have resulted in payment of higher bribes to police officers by traffic offenders, according to anti-corruption organizations.

Experts say lack of enforcement of traffic rules by police is a major cause of the road carnage.

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