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Driver killed in explosion after Narok petrol tanker accident

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By GEORGE SAYAGIE
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A man died in Narok County on Friday when the petrol tanker he head been driving exploded following an accident.

Narok East Sub-county Commissioner Athure Bunde said the accident took place on the Duka Moja stretch of Narok-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.

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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