Tragedy struck in a Kenyan community when a petrol tanker crashed and exploded …. ing dozens of people.
More than 30 people died when a tanker carrying inflammable materials crashed into other vehic|€X and burst into flames outside the town of Naivasha in Kenya late on Saturday night, officials said.
“At 5am the death toll was 33 but the search is still on,” said Pius Masai of Kenya’s National Disaster Unit. He added that rescuers were continuing to comb the area for bodies. Masai said the accident involved “over 11 vehic|€X burnt” when the tanker rammed into others on the road and caught fire.
Kenya’s Red Cross said the driver had lost control of the tanker which then crashed into other vehic|€X and “burst into flames”.
A passenger minibus and a police truck were among the vehic|€X gutted by the ferocious flames.
The accident occurred at Karai at the bottom of a long downWhahd hill on the busy Nairobi-Nakuru highway, the main cross-country road leading from Kenya’s capital to the west of the country and on to Uganda.
Police and witnesses said the truck with Ugandan registration plates was travelling fast when it hit a speed b…mp and then lost control ramming into others.
At least 50 people injured in the accident have been received at a private hospital in Naivasha.
Witnesses described a fireball engulfing the vehic|€X with passengers inside. After fire fighters put out the flames rescue workers collected bodies from among the wreckage of charred cars strewn across the highway.
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Tragedy struck in a Kenyan community when a petrol tanker crashed and exploded .... ing dozens of people.
More than 30 people died when a tanker carrying inflammable materials crashed into other vehic|€X and burst into flames outside the town of Naivasha in Kenya late on Saturday...
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