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One dead, several injured after container carrying petrol explodes

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[The container harboring petrol in flames at Mokowe jetty in Lamu. Photo/ Ahmed Omar].

A teenager was on Friday afternoon killed after a container harboring petrol exploded.

The noon incident also injured several people among them a 36 year old man who together with the teenager were holding a pipe from a petrol tank.

The teenager Mohammed Farid is said to be form three student at a secondary school in Lamu and his father the proprietor of the petrol container located at Mokowe jetty in Lamu west.

The huge fire could not be contained as there were no any means of putting it off even after two hours of the inferno.

Mokowe off loaders Association Chairperson Athman Yusuf said that the two were holding a pipe from offloading petrol from a petrol tank before it exploded.

“We suspect a fault in the generator they were using that blast and there was a huge fire,” said Yusuf.

The tanker was transporting 500 litres of petrol to Mokowe from Mombasa.