Petrol Tanker Catches Fire in the Middle of Thika Road (VIDEO)

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There was a massive traffic snarl up on Thika Superhighway after a tanker ferrying fuel caught fire in the middle of the busy road.

Witnesses said the engine of the tanker, which was ferrying the fuel towards Thika, burst into flames causing a standstill.

A witness told Kenyans that the incident occurred at around 8:30pm on right on the highway affecting the outbound traffic.

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“I saw the tanker’s engine was burning. The fire then spread to the front of the truck,”

“The only dangerous thing I saw was that the fuel compartment of the tanker had not caught fire yet other motorists were using the inner lane,” he expressed his concern.

Several videos emerged online showing the tanker engulfed in a huge fire.  

But fire fighters arrived at the scene with other videos showing their attempt to put out the huge fire.

It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties as details remained scanty. 

This comes barely a month after a freak accident saw a Mombasa-bound bus burn to the ground on December 28, 2021.

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The bus had left Mumias for Mombasa when the unfortunate incident occurred along the Chavakali-Kapsabet Road.

Authorities reported no injuries.

Photo college of the traffic snarl up


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