15 dead in market fire

15 dead in market fire

An early morning fire which swept through the Nairobi’s Gikomba Open air market, the largest in Kenya, killed 15 people and injured 70 others even though firefighters managed to contain the flames within an hour and half.
The victims were all either traders or members of their families who lived on the site and initial reports suggest the fire had been started during an argument between business rivals who deal in second hand clothes.


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