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Kenya Bus Crash Kills At Least 55 People

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Kenya Bus Crash Kills At Least 55 People
Authorities said they believe the driver lost control of the vehicle while going down a steep slope.
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A bus crash in Kenya Wednesday killed at least 55 people, including nine children. Authorities believe about 15 people survived.

The crash happened on a highway around 5 in the morning local time. The bus was traveling from Nairobi to Kisumu, a port city about 200 miles away. Authorities said they believe the driver lost control of the vehicle while going down a steep slope. 

Local police said the bus was not licensed to operate at night, according to the Washington Post. 

A World Health Organization study a few years ago found that the roads in Kenya are some of the most dangerous in the world.

Kenya's president tweeted his condolences and wished those who were hospitalized a quick recovery.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.