1 Feb 2009

Kenya oil spill fire death toll rises to 111

5:45 pm on 1 February 2009

The death toll from an oil spill in Kenya when a crashed truck caught fire in the town of Molo has risen to 111 people.

Police say it's one of the east African nation's worst disasters of recent times.

The Red Cross said on Saturday that hundreds of people were crowded round the crashed truck in search of free fuel, but the spilled oil caught fire.