On Sunday night, a fuel truck crashed and caught fire in western Kenya, killing at least 13 people.
The driver was allegedly trying to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle on the crowded route between Kisumu and Busia when the accident occurred.
When the overturned tanker burst, people raced to the site with jerrycans to siphon off the petrol.
After sustaining serious burns, 11 individuals, including children, are in critical condition at the hospital.
“We couldn’t obtain a fire engine from Siaya County because it’s in Nairobi,” said Moreso Chacha, the local police chief.
According to the police commander, a milk lorry was traveling from Busia, near the Ugandan border, to Kisumu when it collided with a fuel tanker traveling in the other way.
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According to the BBC’s Mercy Juma in Nairobi, road accidents are common in the East African country, where lorries and other cars frequently speed down single-lane highways, some of which are unlit at night.
Every year, over 3,000 Kenyans are killed in traffic accidents.