Seconds from death: Tanker explosion survivors recount ordeal

Fuel tanker explosion

Two brothers who survived the fuel tanker explosion in Malanga, Siaya County recuperate at Yala sub-county hospital. 

Photo credit: Tonny Omondi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • One man left his family watching the evening news to heed to a call by his friend to scoop fuel from the tanker.
  • Another one, a boda boda rider, only survived because he had rushed back to his house to get a jerry can.

They toyed with death and survived by a whisker, 13 others were not as lucky. Survivors of the fuel tanker accident in Gem that left 31 people nursing serious burns recounted their ordeal from their hospital beds at the Yala sub-county hospital yesterday.

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