Several causalities have been reported after a fuel tanker lost control on the night of Saturday, December 10 on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. At least 40 people have reportedly lost their lives.More reports on the same will come in shortly
Mangled bodies were spread along the highway as relatives and members of the public tried to come in terms with the deadly disaster.A witness James Kimani blamed the recently erected speed bumps for the accident noting that there were no signs to warn motorists.
Kimani said that the lorry which was going downhill hit the bumps before losing control and ramming into the incoming vehicles.
“There was heavy traffic on the road at the time and the lorry on hitting the other vehicles burst into flames trapping the victims and burning them,” he said.
The Kenya Redcross reported that the tanker rammed into 12 vehicles before bursting into flames.Rescuers including Naivasha fire brigade and the Red Cross were at the scene at the time of going to press.
Soon after the accident, Kenyans took to social media to send their condolences as well as wish victims well. Others questioned why tankers still use the busy highway at night while the law forbids them.
Tankers are also required to use the Mai Mahiu route and not the said highway
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