Four people are feared dead as two cars caught fire along Mombasa Road, Nairobi County.
The Nairobi County fire team battling a fire on Mombasa Road next to the Southern Bypass interchange.
The late afternoon explosion happened near the Southern Bypass on the busy road.
The incident caused heavy traffic on on Mombasa Road, as some of the lanes were closed, inconveniencing many motorists.
The citizen digital Anchor shared videos that showed smoke bellowing from the scene of the accident.
Police officers rushed to the scene to control traffic flow by diverting motorists as they approached the area.
Lamesley Kindi, who was driving a car, said he suspected the fire was caused by a lorry parked beside the road.
"I had seen my car engine run smoothly without stopping then restarting but did not take it seriously because I was heading back home," he told the citizen digital.
However, on his way back to town, the vehicle kept acting up before eventually catching fire.
By the time of publishing this article, relevant authorities had not issued a statement on the cause of the accident and casualties.
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