[VIDEO] Fuel train derails, falls into ocean in Mombasa

A screen grab of the train that derailed and fell into the ocean in Changamwe, Mombasa County, May 19, 2018.
A screen grab of the train that derailed and fell into the ocean in Changamwe, Mombasa County, May 19, 2018.

A train ferrying fuel fell off its track and into the ocean at Kibarani in

Mombasa County

early on Sunday morning.

Reports indicated that there were no casualties and police have not given a report on this.

The incident at about 4.30am resulted in a

gridlock.

Police closed Changamwe-Mombasa road and

redirected motorists to Mavueni route.

Those headed to Nairobi or Moi International Airport were asked to use the Mwakirunge-Kaloleni route.

Pedestrians were blocked from crossing to the mainland or the island until officers and fire fighters clear the scene.

A comprehensive statement will be issued once the operation is completed.