Following a petrol tanker explosion on Thursday evening, one person was injured and two stores and a gas station were destroyed at Ramula commercial centre in Gem, Siaya County, south-western Kenya.
According to Maurice Odine, the area Assistant Chief, the tanker was dumping fuel at the aforementioned petrol station when it suddenly broke into flames.
The fire devoured the gas station before spreading to two neighbouring businesses, both of which were burned to the ground.
Five motorcycles and a vehicle parked nearby also caught fire.
The injured person is a 12-year-old child who is being treated at the Yala sub-county hospital.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.