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Police stop residents from siphoning fuel from another overturned tanker

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Another fuel tanker yesterday evening overturned near the Kachok flyover along Kisumu -Nairobi highway.

Police had to rush to the scene to stop members of the public from siphoning fuel from the overturned tanker.

The accident comes just two days after 15 people were killed and several others injured when siphoning fuel from a fuel tanker that blew up in Malanga Siaya County.

Kisumu County Commissioner Josephine Ouko led officers in coordinating the mission to secure the tanker.

An eyewitness George Omondi claims that the driver of the fuel tanker was over speeding when it lost control and overturned.

“According to me, I think the driver was rushing to beat curfew and due to over speeding he lost control and fell in a ditch,” said Omondi.

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George also applauded the Kisumu fire fighters for moving with speed to safeguard the lives of individuals.

“Kisumu County fire fighters plus the police moved with speed and secured the place to prevent the area residents from siphoning the fuel,” he stated.

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He has however cautioned members of the public to learn from the Malanga fire that happened on Saturday and keep off accident scenes.

“It is good that the police took control and nobody was in a position to siphon the kerosine. To my fellows, let us not rush to these accident scenes. Let us keep safe. Nobody knows the outcome.  Let what happened last week be a lesson to us all,” said Omondi.

Kisumu Kachok flyover over the past few months has been a hotspot for accident.

Just last month, another trailer lost control and killed four people on the spot.

The Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o  has already ordered investigations to establish why the place has become more dangerous for road users.

He has also warned the road users to take responsibility of their lives while using the roads and avoid reckless driving.

The fuel tanker has been towed to the Central Police station.

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Story By Jacob Oluoch

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