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One dead, four injured after matatu catches fire

One person died on Saturday morning after a matatu he was traveling in caught fire near the Globe roundabout in Nairobi.

Four other people were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital in critical condition. The 32-seater bus was heading to the city when the incident occurred.

“One life lost and four others rushed to hospital after a 32-seater bus caught fire at Globe roundabout,” the Red Cross tweeted.

Fire fighters led by a team from the Nairobi County Government contained the fire in the incident that caused a major traffic snarl up at the busy roundabout.

Police are however yet to establish the cause of the fire which is believed to have been a result of a mechanical failure. The wreckage of the burnt up vehicle was towed to Central Police Station.