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Ferry tragedy: Search team locates vehicle

A multi-agency team searching for mother and daughter, who drowned in the Indian Ocean last week, said Wednesday that they have located the position of the vehicle.

Mariam Kighenda and her four-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu drowned at the Likoni Channel on September 29 after their saloon car slipped off the ferry.

The rescue team on Wednesday mapped four locations, where they suspected the vehicle and bodies could be lying.

The sites had been identified by an echo sounder, an instrument used to determine the depth of water and detect objects in the sea.

“The divers had checked on two [of the locations] which gave negative results. On Thursday, they were working to see how they could get on the other two, which were a bit deeper,” Nation was told.

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