Car with bhang hits truck in Mtito Andei, bursts into flames

Wednesday March 18 2020
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A car which was carrying bhang bursts into flames after colliding with fuel tanker in Mtito Andei township, Makueni County on March 9, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

By PIUS MAUNDU

A car which was carrying bhang burst into flames after colliding with a fuel tanker in Mtito Andei township, Makueni County, along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

The driver of the car sustained injuries and was rushed to Mtito Andei Health Centre.

According to Kibwezi Sub-County Police Commander Ben Changulo, the car was transporting bhang of unknown value towards Mombasa when it veered off its lane and rammed into the oncoming oil tanker on Monday night.

HIT ANOTHER TRUCK

The car also hit another truck after it was pushed back to its lane following the impact of the first collision.

"The driver of motor vehicle KCA 783R, James Ochieng Ombok, sustained fractures in both legs and cuts on the head and was rescued before the vehicle burst into flames and burned into a shell. He was rushed to Mtito Andei Health Centre for treatment," said Mr Changulo.

The three vehicles were towed to the Mtito Andei Police Station yard.

Police officers collected the bhang that survived the fire which will be used as an exhibit in a narcotics trafficking case against the driver of the car.