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  • The vehicle was full of passengers who escaped unhurt in the incident that happened in Huruma Flats area.

A 14-seater matatu burst into flames on Juja Road on Wednesday morning with passengers on board.

The vehicle was full of passengers, who escaped unhurt in the incident that happened in the Huruma Flats area.

The PinPoint Sacco matatu was plying from Kayole to Eastleigh.

The incident happened at 8:45am.

The shell of the matatu that burst into flames on Juja Road in Nairobi on October 10, 2018. No one was injured during the incident. PHOTO | MILLICENT MWOLOLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Mr James Muigai, 35, owner and driver of the vehicle, said that something exploded inside the vehicle in the second row of the passenger seats.

Niliskia mlipuko na gari ikaanza kuchomeka (I heard an explosion and then the vehicle burst into flames)," Mr Muigai said.

Efforts to salvage the vehicle were vain. PHOTO | MILLICENT MWOLOLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“Some of them (passengers) jumped through the windows,” he added.