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Woman dies after car plunges into Indian Ocean at Makupa Causeway, Mombasa

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A woman died after the car she was driving, a Toyota Vitz KCY 556B, plunged into the Indian Ocean at the Makupa Causeway in Mombasa on Wednesday morning.

Winnie Achieng’, 33 who was in the company of her son, Gift Otieno, 12 is said to have been driving from Changamwe towards Mombasa Island when it happened.

According to a police report, the deceased was using the outer lane and overtook a motorcycle before hitting pavement and plunging into the ocean.

Rescue efforts began in earnest to save the two. The boy managed to swim to safety but his mother, who was pulled out of the wreck a few minutes later, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Coast General Hospital.

Those at the scene claimed that the woman was strapped to her seat by a safety belt thus she was unable to get out of the car.

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