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Fuel tanker catches fire in Kericho

By Nikko Tanui | August 22nd 2020 at 03:44:25 GMT +0300

A fuel tanker on Saturday overturned and burst into a fireball atKapawa on Kericho-Kisumu highway.

The driver of the truck is reported to have lost control of the vehicle at the steep blackspot.

Videos and photos from the scene show thick black smoke billowing to the sky. The fate of the driver and the turn-boy is not immediately clear. The ill-fated tanker was headed towards Kisumu when the accident occurred.

The incident has caused a traffic snarl-up. Only dare-devil motorists have driven by the smouldering tanker.

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According to Edith Chepkemoi, the accident occurred at around 3pm Saturday.

“Firefighters are yet to arrive at the scene. I can’t tell if the driver and the turn boys managed to escape from the burning vehicle,” she said.

Kericho County Police Commander said he had dispatched traffic officers to the scene and was awaiting their report.

More to follow...

Kapawa Kericho-Kisumu highway Fuel tanker truck
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