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At least 13 injured in stampede at the Likoni Channel after new ferry MV Safari stalled.

At least 13 people have sustained injuries on Tuesday July 21 evening in a stampede at the Likoni channel during the rush hour.

The stampede was occasioned by the stalling of the newest ferry at the Likoni channel crossing MV Safari.

The Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director Bakari Goa stated that MV Kwale collided with MV safari while at the mainland slipway, where MV safari developed a hole cut on the side that caused the flooding of water into its engine room.

Passengers waiting to cross through the channel reportedly grew restless after MV safari was tugged to safety by KPA tug boats.

Commuters who were rushing home went into a stampede and overwhelmed sentries who were manning the waiting bay with at least 13 l people sustaining injuries by the time MV Jambo pulled at the bay, to ease the congestion.

The injured were rushed to hospitals across Mombasa by Red Cross officials who arrived at the scene shortly after on rescue mission.