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Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Scare as car plunges into the ocean in Mombasa

 

There was drama at the Makupa Causeway in Mombasa on Wednesday morning after a car plunged into the ocean with two passengers inside.

The saloon car, a Toyota Vitz registration KCY 556B with two occupants, a woman and her son, was coming from Changamwe side towards Mombasa Island when the incident happened.

Rescuers retrieve a car from the ocean in Mombasa


Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

The boy managed to swim to safety while the woman was rescued by local divers. 

The woman, however, is said to have taken in a lot of water before she was rescued.

Rescuers retrieve a car from the ocean in Mombasa

Rescuers retrieve a car from the ocean after it plunged into the Makupa Causeway on December 23, 2020.

Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

Eyewitnesses at the scene told the Nation that the vehicle was being driven at high speed.

"The car was moving at a high speed. I saw it heading towards Mombasa Island and all of a sudden I saw it in the ocean. I rushed to rescue the occupants," said Mr Omar Chigamba, a local who saved the woman. 

He said the child managed to swim out of the vehicle and rescue himself while the mother was strapped to her seat by a safety belt. 

When I got there...she was in bad shape when we managed to remove her," added Mr Chigamba. 

The woman has been rushed to Coast General Hospital for treatment. 

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