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Inferno set off by gas blast in Kenya’s capital injures hundreds, kills several; It was “like an earthquake”

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A vehicle loaded with gas exploded and set off an inferno that burned homes and warehouses in Kenya’s capital early Friday, injuring more than 270 people and killing at least three, with the toll expected to rise.

A number of residents were probably in their homes when the fire reached the houses late in the night, government spokesman Isaac Mwaura said.

Fire following an explosion at a makeshift gas cylinder refilling depot at Mradi estate in Embakasi district of Nairobi
Residents gather at the scene of an explosion at a makeshift gas cylinder refilling depot in Nairobi, Kenya, on Feb. 2024.

THOMAS MUKOYA / REUTERS


An explosion of a truck with an unknown registration number and loaded with gas ignited a huge fireball, and a flying gas cylinder set off the fire that burned down the…



2024-02-02 00:56:00

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