Estimated 40 Kenyans killed as tanker loses control and plows into 11 vehicles

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As many as 39 people are reported to have been died in Naivasha, Kenya, and the number could rise, after a tanker carrying inflammable material lost control and plowed into other vehicles near Karai on the busy Nairobi-Naivasha Highway

The picture being painted by eye witnesses is one of a grisly scene, cars burning with an acrid smell of people trapped inside, and burnt to ashes. Eye witness Gidraph Mwangi spoke to this website and narrated the following:

” I left Nax for Ruiru at 5:30pm. Did my business and by 10pm I was at Limuru. I then got a call from my mom that there’s a terrible accident in Naivasha…On reaching the scene I noticed the tanker was carrying  a chemical involved in the mattress production process…I’ve watched bodies burn in cars…Red Cross personnel were at the scene and it is sad 3 military officers were also reported dead. Most people were burnt to ash. I’ve not seen anything like that before. It’s not a normal accident. Something very very wrong…The moment I was there 39 confirmed fatalities. But some were in burning cars and there were no fire brigades. I saw a car burn completely with guys inside. I think 2 more cars had people who couldn’t be saved coz of the intensity of the fire. It was bad.”