Caution urged after gas tanker exploded in Chyulu Hills

Chyulu Hills

Chyulu Hills

Police warned the public and motorists to avoid the road as the leaking gas is burning.

Police are urging motorists to be cautious when approaching an accident scene at Chyulu Hills on the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway where a gas tanker collided with a truck.

"The leaking gas is highly flammable hence all other persons except emergency services providers are advised to stay clear of the scene", National Police Service revealed via Twitter.

A lorry ferrying LPG gas collided with another one which was carrying a 40 feet container at Chyulu Hills area causing fire from the leaking gas tank.

"Those from Nairobi heading to Mombasa should divert at Emali and take the Loitoktok- Taveta Road then head to Voi", police said.

No casualties were immediately reported.

Police stressed that efforts were being made to clear the scene and open up the road and urged the public using the road to expect delays and obey instructions from the officers diverting traffic. Those traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi to divert at Voi and take Taveta- Loitoktok- Emali Road to Nairobi, " said the National Police Service.

The leak was attributed to malfunctioning of a lid on the tanker.

A driver of one of the lorries was killed while at least three other people were injured ion the smash-up 35 kilometres from Mtito-a-Ndei on the Nairobi stretch of the road.

Three injured as truck and tanker collide head-on.

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