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13 killed in a fuel tanker Explode

At least 13 people were killed in a gas tank explosion in western Kenya last weekend.

On Saturday, a truck collided with another vehicle on the main road between Kisumu and Busia. Witnesses described the scene as a "giant fireball."

People carrying containers rushed to the scene to refill the overturned boat before it exploded.

The local police chief said 24 people in the hospital were seriously injured, including children.

"A thorough investigation is required to determine if an arsonist was present at the location where the bones were found," said Chief Charles Chacha.

It took firefighters two hours to reach the scene near the city of Malanga, 320 kilometers northwest of the capital Nairobi.

A milk truck running across the country collided with a fueling truck.

Witnesses said several smoking motorcycles were found near the scene of the accident.

Her grief-stricken grandmother wants her road safety to be improved. Wycliffe Otieno, one of the

victims, told AFP that he arrived with courage when he and others threw fuel.

“I was able to escape safely. I can't tell you how lucky I was because I was told that those with us did not survive,” said Otieno on the bed.

Traffic accidents are not uncommon in East Africa. In East Africa, trucks and other vehicles often travel at high speeds in the same vehicle. A little light at night, BBC Mercy Juma in Nairobi.

About 3,000 people die each year in traffic accidents in Kenya.

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