Driver killed in explosion after petrol tanker accident in Narok

Wednesday March 18 2020

A petrol tanker that exploded is pictured at the Duka Moja stretch of Narok-Mai Mahiu Road following an accident on January 11, 2019. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE | NATION MEDIA GROUP


A man died in Narok County on Friday when the petrol tanker he had been driving exploded following an accident.

Narok East Sub-county Commissioner Athure Bunde said the accident took place on the Duka Moja stretch of Narok-Mai Mahiu Road at about 10.30pm.


The incident was reported at Ntulele Police Station, whose officers said the driver of the tanker lost control in descent and hit two vehicles including a truck.

The tanker then tipped over and a fire started in its cabin. Narok County fire fighters responded.

Mr Bunde said the occupants of the other vehicles survived and were taken to Narok County Referral Hospital.

The wreckage was towed to Ntulele.


On Saturday morning, protesters blocked that section of the road using rocks and burning tyres, reports indicating that this had to do with the accident.

Police later removed the barriers and restored traffic flow.

The scene of the accident is a black spot where many have died.

About two months ago, five people died there after three vehicles collided.