Cars Burst Into Flames in City Accident

  • High-end cars worth millions burnt up to a crisp.
    High-end cars worth millions burnt up to a crisp.
  • Vehicles worth millions of shillings went up in flames following a fatal incident at a garage in Kisumu.

    The fierce fire erupted at around 11 o'clock in the morning, leaving wanton destruction in its wake.

    According to the owner of the premises -Chotu Khan, the fire originated from a faulty electric line.

    "It started from an electric fault where it caught fire and immediately it went into the computer and it blew up everything.

    Chotu Khan -The owner of the garage that burned down in Kisumu, addresses the media on February 25.
    Chotu Khan -The owner of the garage that burned down in Kisumu, addresses the media on February 25.
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    "It then started coming toards the tyres where it actually exploded and went all the way to the fence and everything," a sombre Khan narrated.

    At least five cars were burnt to ashes, with Khan disclosing that his losses were well over Ksh5 million by his estimation.

    County firefighters were able to respond to the emergency on time, preventing the fire from spreading to adjacent premises.

    There were no casualties reported following the inferno, with the owner of the premises applauding out the County Government of Kisumu for its swift response in containing the fire, as well as securing his establishment from potential looters.

    The latest fire incident comes just days after more than 60 passengers were involved in a near-death incident when a bus they were travelling in burst into flames on Sunday, February 23.

    According to a report by The Standard, the bus had stopped over at Ngata area during its journey which commenced at Kimilili, Bungoma County.

    Rongai Police Commander Richard Rotich confirmed that the bus developed a mechanical problem that is speculated to have led to the fire.

    Here's a video of the garage following the incident: