Oil tanker overturns on Kisumu-Nairobi highway

In Summary

•This comes following an accident in Malanga Village in Siaya county that left 15 people dead on Saturday.

•A total of 27 survivors are receiving treatment from different facilities in Siaya county.

The tanker.
The tanker.
Image: FAITH MATETE

An oil tanker on Monday veered off the road at the Kasagam flyover /Highway interchange along the Kisumu-Nairobi-Kondele highway and landed in a ditch.

The incident happened at around 7.30 pm involving a motor vehicle reg No. KCQ 067 Q pulling a fuel tanker Reg No. ZG 0687 make Scania driven by an unknown driver.

The police immediately rushed to the scene where they dispersed people and secured it.

According to the county commander Samuel Anampiu, the tanker was coming from Kondele direction heading towards Ahero.

Anampiu said on reaching the scene of accident, it veered off the road and landed in a water stream /ditch.

"It was negotiating a sharp bend to join Kisumu City - Nairobi highway" he said.

He added that the truck is still at the scene and fuel still spilling.

The county commander further stated that fire fighters from the county government with their technical truck and staff are containing the spillage.

The truck driver has not been found and efforts to trace him are in progress.

This comes following an accident in Malanga Village in Siaya county that left 15 people dead on Saturday.

A total of 27 survivors are receiving treatment from different facilities in Siaya county.