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Machakos: Ambulance ferrying oxygen cylinders bursts into flames

Police in Athi River have launched investigations after an Ambulance burst into flames along Machakos -Kyumbi Road in Mavoko sub-county.

Confirming the incident Athi -River Subcounty Police Commander Mary Njoki said that the Ambulance was ferrying oxygen cylinders from Nairobi to Machakos.

She revealed that the ambulance belongs to Machakos level 5 hospital and the driver escaped with injuries and was rushed to hospital.

“It was a Machakos Level 5 hospital ambulance that was ferrying 13 oxygen cylinders from Nairobi towards Machakos when it burst into flames,” said Njoki.

“The officer on duty rushed to the scene together with other police officers and found that the driver of the ambulance was alive but with injuries. Police have launched investigations to determine the cause of the fire,” she added.

Fire brigade from Machakos visited the scene and put out the fire.

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