VIDEO: Huge gas explosion leaves nearly 300 injured in Kenya’s capital

Gas explosion in Nairobi, Kenya.

Almost 300 people were injured Major fire caused by gas explosion in Nairobithe capital of Kenya, the Red Cross delegation to that East African country said on Friday.

“The concerted actions of several emergency services led to the successful evacuation of 271 people to various health facilities in Nairobi,” the organization reported on the social network X.

Your teams too “27 additional people were treated on site”he added.

At around 6:30 a.m. local time, numerous firefighters were deployed to contain the fire, from which large columns of black smoke rose.

Nairobi Regional Police Commander Adamson Bungei said that “the fire was caused by a gas explosion”said the local newspaper The Standard.

This was said by a government spokesman, Isaac Maigua Mwaura The fire started on the premises of the Kentainers Company.in the Embakasi district of the capital.

“The company was filling gas cylinders when a fire broke out and several people were injured and taken to hospital,” he said in X.

“The building that housed the company is badly damaged,” he added.

With information from AFP.

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