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Happening Now: Petrol Tanker Catches Fire at Thika Road Causing Traffic Gridlock

A truck transporting petrol has reportedly caught fire at Thika road between Githurai 45 and Kahawa Wendani. According to reports by Sikika Road Safety, the incident happened at around 9pm where the truck risks bursting into flames.[Photo Courtesy]

They have tried to reach the National Police Service but their efforts have been rendered fruitless as their call was not answered. The onlookers are currently at the scene of accident as they watch the incident from far since no one knows what will happen next.

The cause of the fire has not been confirmed but it is believed that it might have been caused by overheating of the engine or external cause like friction and oil spills. No fatality has been reported at the scene of accident indicating that the driver escaped after he was alerted about the fire.

Sikika Road Safety are now requesting the National Police Service to respond to the incident before the truck causes further destruction to its sorrounding. Trucks busting onto flames might be very fatal since the fire will spread to other parts around the truck. Kenyans have also requested the nearby firefighters to react swiftly to the scene before the truck bursts into flames.

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