Seven Injured, After Gas tanker, explodes along Nairobi- Mai Mahiu Road.

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The Aftermath of the explosion along Nairobi-Mai Mahiu Road
The Aftermath of the explosion along Nairobi-Mai Mahiu Road

Seven people were injured on Sunday morning and several vehicles burnt after a gas tanker exploded at Mutarakwa along Nairobi-Mai Mahiu road. According to eyewitnesses, who were present at the accident scene, the tanker transporting liquefied petroleum gas from Mombasa to Kisumu had overturned on Sunday morning.

Using a crane, efforts to lift it proved futile after the gas cylinders placed at its rear exploded. Several cars parked nearby caught fire, with seven reduced to a shell. Confirming the incident, Limuru Sub County Police Commander Antony Gitonga said that Seven people had been injured during the explosion and were immediately rushed to Thogoto Mission Hospital, undergoing treatment.

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Calling on the Nakuru and Kiambu County Governments; the area residents now wants there to be established a fire station along the highway to control and help minimize such atrocities in the future. The section of the road has since been closed to all motorists.

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