One person injured, several properties destroyed after fuel tanker explodes in Siaya

One person injured, several properties destroyed after fuel tanker explodes in Siaya

File image of a fuel tanker explosion. PHOTO | CITIZEN DIGITAL

  • The tanker was offloading fuel at the said petrol station when it abruptly burst into flames.
  • The fire engulfed the petrol station before spreading to two adjacent shops which were burnt to ashes.
  • Five motorcycles and a vehicle parked at the scene also burst into flames.

One person was injured while two shops and a petrol station were burnt at Ramula trading center in Gem, Siaya County, following a petrol tanker explosion on Thursday evening.

Confirming the incident, Assistant Chief of Ramula sub-location Maurice Odine said that the tanker was offloading fuel at the said petrol station when it abruptly burst into flames.

The fire, Odine added, engulfed the petrol station before spreading to two adjacent shops which were burnt to ashes. Five motorcycles and a vehicle parked at the scene also burst into flames.

A 12-year-old boy was injured during the incident and is currently undergoing treatment at the Yala sub-county hospital.

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