Mombasa: Transport paralyzed after train carrying petrol derails


The train that derailed at Kibarani, Mombasa. Photo/COURTESY
The train that derailed at Kibarani, Mombasa. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Kibarani has been completely sealed off with no vehicles allowed through the port.
  • Motorists have been advised to use the Mauveni-Kaloleni.
  • Police are also at the scene.

A train which was ferrying petroleum from the port of Mombasa derailed at Kibarani causing a traffic nightmare.

The incident that occurred at around 4.30.am caused a major traffic snarl up near Uganda Property Holdings.

The busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway which leads to Mombasa CBD was brought to a standstill.

One of the train’s wagons reportedly spilled all of its contents onto the railway line.

The train that derailed at Kibarani, Mombasa. Photo/COURTESY

Kibarani area has now been completely sealed off with no vehicles allowed through the port unless with an official pass.

Motorists have been advised to use the Mauveni-Kaloleni until Kibarani area is cleared or access through the port is allowed.

Police are also at the scene.

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