30 dead after fuel tanker burst into flames – UPDATED


naivashapic The shell of a car that was damaged in an explosion in Karai, Naivasha, on December 10, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY 

At least 30 people died on Saturday evening when a truck carrying inflammable substances rammed into several vehicles before bursting into flames near Karai on the Nairobi-Naivasha Highway, the Kenya Red Cross confirmed.

Witnesses at the scene said the driver of the tanker lost control and hit the other vehicle which created chain of knocks.

The accident on the busy highway, some 80 kilometres west of Nairobi created a horrible scene.

NTSA boss Francis Meja confirmed that 12 vehicles have been burnt, adding that one is a PSV and the rest are private.

The matatu was carrying 14 passengers, who have all perished.

The reporter counted about 10 bodies, but the actual death toll could be higher given the number of vehicles involved.

The tanker, which was coming from…

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