One Dead After Truck Bursts Into Flames In Mtito Andei Head-on Crash – Photos


A driver died on Wednesday morning after his lorry went up in flames following a head-on collision with a truck at Kenani area near Mtito Andei on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

Confirming the incident, Makueni Police Commander Joseph Naipeyan said the driver was burned beyond recognition.

The officer said one of the drivers was trying to avoid a pothole when the two lorries collided.

Mtito Andei road accident that left the driver burned beyond recognition / Courtesy

Read: 2 People Burnt to Death in Morning Car Accident on Thika Road

Following the accident, a heavy traffic snarl up was experienced in the area.

However, police, who responded took control of the situation.

The remains of the deceased were taken to Makindu Hospital Mortuary.

Read: Traffic Builds Up Along Nakuru-Eldoret Highway Following Lorry Accident

The incident comes barely a month after another accident in the area claimed three lives and left one injured.

The May 3 accident involved a saloon car and a truck.

According to a police statement, a Nairobi-bound private car crashed head-on with the oncoming truck.

All the three victims were travelling in the saloon car.

Read: SGR Workers Severely Injured In An Accident At A Construction Site

In yet another separate incident, an accident at Masimba area along the Nairobi-Mombasa road claimed three lives and left several injured.

The accident involved a 14 seater matatu and a lorry which collided head-on.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege

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