Bus with 20 occupants bursts into flames along Nairobi – Mombasa highway

A Nairobi-bound bus with 20 passengers burst into flames in the wee hours of Monday along the Nairobi – Mombasa highway in the Kanga area, Makueni county.

According to Eastern Regional Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan, the bus was ferrying 20 passengers when it burst into flames.

“It was reported by other motorists at about 1.00 am that there was a vehicle which was on fire along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway at the Kanga area within Tsavo National Park and Our officers responded and established that motor vehicle registration, a PSV bus was moving from Mombasa direction headed to Nairobi with 20 passengers on board before it got burnt completely after it caught fire from the rear wheel tyre,” Napeiyan said.

The regional police commander mentioned there were no injuries during the incident noting that all the occupants were successfully evacuated from the burning bus.

Napeiyan noted that arrangements were immediately made for another bus and all occupants proceeded with their journey to Nairobi by the same bus company.

He said they have launched investigations into the incident to ascertain the real cause of the fire.

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