"Another vehicle plunges into the Indian Ocean at Likoni channel with an unknown number of passengers," a statement from Kenya Ferry Service said. 

"It is with sadness that we would like to confirm that at around 4.20 AM on the mainland side of the channel, a  motorist  driving a saloon car  whose  registration number plate  has not yet been established  right away after purchasing ticket drove off to the ramps with high speed to the ocean even after being  flagged by our ramp controllers to  slow down and stop." the statement stated.

The occupants in the car have not yet been established. The Kenya Ferry Services rescue boat responded immediately, together with Kenya Navy, Kenya police and other multi agencies.

"The recovery operations are underway. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go to the family and friends of the lost lives. We will  keep updated  on the progress of the  recovery." The statement concluded.

It's just two months after another car plunged in the ocean and two people drowned.  The accidents have been rampant at the ferries. Just a week after a man slipped off the ramps and was rescued by Kenya navy who were on patrol. The had to hold the ramps for over 30 Mins in water.

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