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Caution urged after gas tanker exploded in Chyulu Hills

Police stressed that efforts were being made to clear the scene and open up the road and urged the public using the road to expect delays and obey instructions from the officers diverting traffic/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – Police are urging motorists to be cautious when approaching an accident scene at Chyulu Hills on the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway where a gas tanker collided with a truck.

A section of the Mombasa Highway has been blocked following the accident that occurred at around 2am blocking both lanes of the road and causing a huge traffic jam.

Police say the gas tanker is leaking and has exploded into flames but no casualty has been reported so far.

Traffic Commandant Samuel Kimaru explained that fire-fighters and other emergency teams are at the scene.

“Motorists from Nairobi heading to Mombasa have been advised to divert at Emali and take the Loitoktok- Taveta Road then head to Voi while those travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi should divert at Voi and take the Taveta- Loitoktok- Emali Road to Nairobi,” he stated.

Police stressed that efforts were being made to clear the scene and open up the road and urged the public using the road to expect delays and obey instructions from the officers diverting traffic.

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