Kenyans are mourning loss of 40 lives in accident in Naivasha. A survivor who was visibly hurt and crying on TV has revealed how he escaped death by an inch but lost his family who were burnt beyond recognition. Appearing on Citizen TV the survivor has just moved out to see what was happening in front due to heavy traffic when he saw huge fire coming towards them,it happened so fast and couldn’t do anything to save life of family members but to run for his dear life. He lost his wife , child and mother. He was on journey to take dowry to his in laws.
” I had just moved out to see what was happening in front when i saw huge fire coming towards us, it happened so fast and couldn’t do anything to save them.I tried to shout but it was too late,i watched them being reduced to ashes. I am hurt, where I am going to get them” Said survivor while crying and was being consoled by well-wishers.
ANOTHER SURVIVOR GIVES HIS STORY
Mr Simon Kanake who says he is lucky to be alive, says he does not know the whereabouts of his 70-year-old father, whom they were together before the tragedy struck.
He was narrating the how the accident happened as he drove with his wife and father from Nakuru to Nairobi.
According to him, a vehicle in front of him stopped abruptly and before he could understand what was happening, a loud bang was heard and a ball of flames followed after the explosion.
“…a huge fire plus…like there was a kind of vehicle that had been thrown up…and then we were being pushed backwards by vehicles in front of us. Fire was coming towards us like a river…the fire engulfed the top of my vehicle,” he told journalist at the Naivasha police station.
He added: “Then I don’t know what happened, I shouted to my wife and dad ‘can we get out’…I was struggling to unbuckle my seatbelt…I don’t know how managed to get out.”
He said after that, he saw his wife following him towards the direction where there was less fire but could not see his father.
We as trendinginkenya reporters send condolences to affected families.