Monday, September 12, 2011

More than 100 people killed in Nairobi explosion

By Lelethu Mquqo
12 September 2011


More than 100 people have burned to death in a fire on a fuel pipeline in a slum area in the Kenyan capital.

Local media are reporting that a fuel pipeline in Nairobi’s Lunga Lunga industrial area started leaking and people crowded around to collect the fuel.

An explosion trapped many of the poor residents in the smoke and flames.

Emergency workers are struggling to rush more than 80 badly injured victims to hospital.

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