One killed in Narok petrol tanker explosion

Petrol tanker explosion in Narok

A driver has lost his life in Narok County after a petrol tanker he was driving exploded following an accident.

Narok East Sub-county Commissioner Athure Bunde said the accident took place on the Duka Moja stretch of Narok-Mai Mahiu Road at about 10.30pm.

The incident was reported at Ntulele Police Station, whose officers said the driver of the tanker lost control in descent and hit two vehicles including a truck.

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The tanker then tipped over and a fire started in its cabin. Narok County fire fighters responded.

Mr Bunde said the occupants of the other vehicles survived and were taken to Narok County Referral Hospital.

The wreckage was towed to Ntulele.

The scene of the accident is a black spot where many have died. About two months ago, five people died there after three vehicles collided.

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