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A scene of an explosion in Naivasha saturday night./Photo UPESI NEWSBy Upesinews Reporter,Nairobi, Dec11,2016.
Over 40 people have been confirmed dead after a lorry carrying leather products lost control and hit a tanker and three other vehicles in Naivasha Saturday night. While confirming the dawn tragedy Nakuru deputy commissioner Daniel Masinde says the lorry was headed to Nakuru when it lost control and rammed into a fuel tanker and three other vehicles heading to Nairobi before exploding into flames. Among the vehicles burnt was an administration police ferrying officers to Nairobi. The officers were also killed.The accident occurred at karat area in Naivasha. The area has a history of such incidents and also known for vehicles hitting animals including goats.
The National disaster management unit boss pius masai is appealing to all those whose members of the family are missing to report to Naivasha police station for follow up incase they were in I’ll fated vehicles involved in the tragedy. Masai also says plans are under way to transfer bodies of all those who perished to Nairobi as the mortuary in Naivasha do not have capacity to handle the high number of bodies currently being preserved there.
Various leaders across the country continue to send their condolence massages to the affected families. In his massage to the families who have lost loved ones through his Twitter handle deputy president William Ruto has asked God to strengthen them at this difficult moment also wishing the injured quick recovery. He also asked drivers to be careful while on the roads especially this festive season. CORD leader Raila Odinga has comforted the families who lost their members and also asked the drivers to be careful on the roads. Odinga regretted the high number of lives lost in the tragedy saying such need not to be witnessed on the roads. Other leaders from Nakuru also send their condolence messages to the affected.