Mercedes Benz Bursts Into Flames on Nairobi's Valley Road [VIDEO]

  • Photos of a Mercedes Benz up in flames along Valley Road in Nairobi
    Photos of a Mercedes Benz up in flames along Valley Road in Nairobi.
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  • A motorist in Nairobi is counting his losses after his Mercedes Benz burst into flames along Valley Road in Nairobi.

    A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke on Thursday, July 8, showed the car burning from its bonnet area and slowly spreading to the rest of car.

    The incident occurred outside Association of Evangelical in Africa (AEA) Plaza near Department of Defence headquarters (DoD). 

    It is not clear what cause the dark blue expensive ride to burst into flames in the incident that took place at around 6:30 p.m.

    Photos of a Mercedes Benz up in flames along Valley Road in Nairobi
    Photos of a Mercedes Benz up in flames along Valley Road in Nairobi
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    It is not clear what caused the fire in this particular incident but there are various factors that may lead to car fire.

    According to Statista, there were around 181,500 highway vehicle fires reported worldwide in 2018.

    Some car fires are caused by collisions while some are more often caused by problems with a vehicle's electrical wiring, fuel system or even cigarettes left in the car, leaving the engine to catch fire.

    Warning signs, according to State Farm, an Insurance and Banking Company, that may lead to car fires include fuses that blow repeatedly, spilled oil under the hood left over from an oil change and oil or other fluid leaks under the vehicle.

    Others include cracked or loose wiring, or wiring with exposed metal, very loud sounds from the exhaust system, rapid changes in fuel level, oil levels, or engine temperature, a missing cap from the oil filler and broken or loose hoses.

    Motorists are advised to seek a safe place for parking immediately the smell flames coming from their cars while driving.

    They can stop the car and turn of the ignition and move away from the car to avoid the flames and toxic fumes.

    In an earlier video that made rounds on social media, a lorry was also seen burning down along an identified road in Kenya.

    Below is the video:

    collision fire fire.