Another fuel tanker overturns in Kisumu, residents rush to ‘fetch’ fuel.
Kisumu police cordoned off the water truck crash on Monday evening to prevent residents from spilling fuel from the overturned vehicle.
A fuel truck registered ZG 0687, en route to Ahero from Kondele, had an accident on Kasagam Highway in Kolwa East, Kisumu East constituency at 7.30am.
Police said the car overturned during negotiations on the turn.
“The turn was very difficult for the Scania truck driver to drive,” officials said.
The car then landed on the creek.
The truck was occupied by a man, the driver, who is receiving treatment for minor injuries at a hospital in Kisumu.
As soon as the truck overturned, residents of Kasagam, Nyamasaria and other parts of Kolwa East rushed to the scene with containers to deliver fuel.
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Others arrived in the area in a boda boda, with plastic cans in hand.
However, police were on high alert, throwing cords around the crash site to prevent deaths and injuries in the event of an explosion.
The delegation was led, among others, by Kisumu County Commissioner Joséphine Ouko, Kisumu County Police Commander Samuel Anampiu and senior NTSA officials.
Kisumu County firefighters arrived at the scene within 30 minutes to respond accordingly.
Oil spilled on the road, but the cleanup was quickly completed.
Truck debris was removed from the scene during the recording.
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Two days after another tanker accident which left 15 people dead in Malanga village, Gem sub-county in Siaya County.
The accident happened on Saturday, July 17, with the explosion of the truck, calculated by many residents, who had fled for fuel.
At least 27 are being treated at different hospitals in Siaya County. Doctors say most victims suffered more than 50% of injuries.