13 dead after hurrying to bring fuel from reversed tanker
Kenya: 13 dead after hurrying to bring fuel from reversed tanker
At least 13 individuals have actually passed away after a fuel tanker reversed and ignited in western Kenya on Sunday night.
The crash supposedly occurred as the chauffeur attempted to prevent a head-on accident with another truck on the hectic roadway in between Kisumu and Busia.
People hurried to the scene with jerrycans to siphon off the fuel from the reversed tanker when it took off.
Around 11 individuals, consisting of kids, remain in medical facility in vital condition after suffering extreme burns.
It took 2 hours for firemens to reach the scene, near the town of Malanga in Siaya County – about 315km (195 miles northwest of the capital, Nairobi.
“We could not get a fire engine from Siaya County since it is in Nairobi,” regional cops chief Moreso Chacha stated.
Fire teams originated from a neighbouring county to assist, he stated.
A truck bring milk was taking a trip from Busia, near the Ugandan border, to Kisumu when it hit the gas tanker entering the opposite instructions, the cops leader discussed.
Road mishaps are not uncommon in the East Africa country, where trucks and other cars frequently speed along single carriage highways – some dark during the night, states this medium’s Mercy Juma in Nairobi.
About 3,000 individuals pass away in roadway accidents in Kenya each year.