Witnesses, survivors recall horrific scenes from accident that claimed 40

Remains of some of the vehicles involved in an accident at Karai area on Naivasha-Nakuru highway on December 11, 2016. The accident that occurred on Saturday night occured when a lorry transporting chemicals lost control and rammed onto other vehicles before it exploded, leaving 38 people dead. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Survivors describe the nightmare of fierce fire, mystery blasts and death on the road as the holiday season begins, while questions abound on killer roads and unregulated, dangerous cargo

The Saturday night horrific crash in which close to 40 people perished in an explosion at Karai near Naivasha has cast a pall on the country as Kenyans were preparing to commemorate Jamhuri Day today, a holiday that for many marks the beginning of the festive season.

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