Police in Limuru, Kiambu County were forced to disperse locals who were spotted with jerricans following an accident at Kamandura involving an oil tanker.
The accident occurred at around 1:00 AM after the driver lost control before overturning. died after a tanker exploded at Sachangwan along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.
The incident took place just a short distance away from the scene where an LPG tanker burst into flames as it was being hoisted at Mutarakwa area in February 2022, leaving seven vehicles burnt down and seven people injured.
The officers warned Kenyans against siphoning fuel from overturned fuel tankers noting that this can potentially expose them to harm or even death.
There has been a number of tragedies involving oil tankers that happened in January 2009 when at least 123 people died after a tanker exploded at Sachangwan, Molo along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.
At the 2009 incident, 91 people were burnt to death at the scene while 32 died in various hospitals.
The tanker was ferrying 50,000 litres of unleaded petrol to Juba in Southern Sudan.
Two years later such an incident occurred in Nairobi in 2011 September.
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