People run for cover following a series of explosions in the Embakasi area of Nairobi on 2 February 2024. At least 30 people have been transferred to different hospitals, according to the Kenya Red Cross, after explosions rocked an industrial and residential area of the Kenyan capital.
300 people have been injured in a massive fire caused by a gas explosion in the
Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Kenyan Red Cross said Friday.
concerted actions of various response units have resulted in the successful
evacuation of 271 individuals to different health facilities in Nairobi,”
the Kenya Red Cross said on social media platform X, adding that an additional
27 people were treated on site.
fire broke out Thursday night in the Embakasi neighbourhood southeast of the
capital, government spokesperson Isaac Maigua Mwaura said on X.
Lorry (truck) of an unknown registration number that was loaded with gas
exploded, igniting a huge ball of fire that spread widely,” he said.
the inferno further damaged several vehicles and commercial properties,
including many small and medium-sized businesses.
residential houses in the neighbourhood also caught fire, with a good number of
residents still inside as it was late at night.”
around 06:30 local time (0330 GMT), firefighters were still working to bring
the blaze under control, according to an AFP journalist.
columns of black smoke were seen billowing from the fire on the outskirts of
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Publish date : 2024-02-02 06:34:26