Thursday 19 September 2019

More than 30 feared dead as gas trailer rams into vehicle in Kenya

General view of a Kenya flag in the stands
General view of a Kenya flag in the stands

More than 30 people are feared dead after a trailer carrying chemical gas rammed into another vehicle on a major Kenyan road, officials said.

Mwachi Pius Mwachi, deputy director and communications officer for the National Disaster Management Unit, said the tanker lost control while going downhill on the road from Nairobi to Naivasha.

It rammed into a number of vehicled before exploding in flames. Mr Mwachi said 11 more vehicles were burnt and scores of people were injured.


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