One dead, four injured after matatu catches fire
One person died on Saturday morning after a matatu he was traveling in caught fire near the Globe roundabout in Nairobi.
Four other people were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital in critical condition. The 32-seater bus was heading to the city when the incident occurred.
“One life lost and four others rushed to hospital after a 32-seater bus caught fire at Globe roundabout,” the Red Cross tweeted.
1 life lost & 4 others rushed to KNH after 32-seater bus caught fire at Globe roundabout. @CCNairobi fire team manged to contain the fire. pic.twitter.com/Pg1QEPvzYd
— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) June 24, 2017
Fire fighters led by a team from the Nairobi County Government contained the fire in the incident that caused a major traffic snarl up at the busy roundabout.
Police are however yet to establish the cause of the fire which is believed to have been a result of a mechanical failure. The wreckage of the burnt up vehicle was towed to Central Police Station.