Britons in Kenya coach crash

A number of Britons were injured when their coach crashed in Kenya, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said. Some of the passengers remain in hospital receiving treatment for injuries.

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Three British tourists injured in Kenya coach crash

Three British holidaymakers were injured in this morning's Kenya coach crash, which saw the vehicle carrying 15 Britons roll over into the path of oncoming traffic, travel firm First Choice has said.

The accident happened shortly before 7:00am local time as the group was being driven to Mombasa Airport, though a spokeswoman said what caused the coach to overturn remained unknown.

First Choice is aware of an accident involving one of our transfer coaches, in Mombasa, Kenya, this morning.

We are working closely with our teams in resort and the authorities to determine exactly what has happened and provide assistance to those affected.

We can confirm there were 15 passengers and one staff member on board; three passengers are being treated for injuries at a local hospital.

– First Choice spokeswoman

Britons in hospital following Kenya bus crash

The bus rolled down a bank in Mombasa. Credit: APTN

Several British holiday makers are receiving hospital treatment after the bus they were travelling in rolled down a bank in Mombasa, Kenya. The bus was on its way to Mombasa International Airport when the accident occurred.

The bus was travelling to Mombasa International Airport. Credit: APTN

15 Brits were on board the bus along with several members of a local support team according to Kenyan officials. It's understood that one person is in a critical condition in hospital but that some of the British travellers were able to make their international flights home.

The bus is towed away by local recovery teams. It caused traffic jams for several hours. Credit: APTN

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FCO: Some Britons in hospital after Kenya bus crash

A number of Britons are receiving treatment in hospital after they were injured when their coach crashed in Kenya earlier today, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said.

The incident happened in the coastal city of Mombasa at around 6am.

We are aware of the bus crash in Mombasa. Our team in Mombasa is providing consular assistance to the British nationals who have been affected.

We are working very closely with the tour operator, Thomson.

Some British nationals remain in hospital receiving treatment for injuries, accompanied by their families. The remaining passengers will be leaving Kenya.

Kenyan TV report on bus crash in Mombasa

A number of Britons were travelling on a coach which crashed in Kenya, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said.

According to a Kenyan TV report, up to 15 people were travelling on the bus when the accident happened in Kibarani, in Mombasa.

One person is reported to be in a critical condition and five other are said to have minor injuries.

A FCO spokesman said: "There has been a coach crash that we are aware of. We believe there are British nationals involved, and there are some injuries.

"Indications are the injuries are not life-threatening but we won't know for certain until our people are on the scene."

FCO: Britons involved in Kenya coach crash

A number of Britons were travelling on a coach which crashed in Kenya, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have said.

The incident happened in the coastal city of Mombasa earlier today.

There has been a coach crash that we are aware of. We believe there are British nationals involved, and there are some injuries.

We are sending staff there now and we'll have more details later.

Indications are the injuries are not life-threatening but we won't know for certain until our people are on the scene.

Around 15 people were believed to have been on the coach when it crashed. The number of Britons involved is not yet known.

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