Nairobi, 02 February, 2024 / 9:28 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi in Kenya has described as “very unfortunate” the gas explosion that occurred on Thursday, February 1 night in Nairobi’s Eastlands area of Embakasi, resulting in the death of at least three people.
Kenya’s Daily Nation and The Standard Newspapers have reported about three confirmed deaths and well over 200 injured people, some in critical conditions, after “one lorry of unknown registration number that was loaded with gas exploded, igniting a huge ball of fire that spread widely,” according to Kenya’s government spokesperson, Isaac Mwaura.
“The inferno further damaged several vehicles and commercial properties, including many small and medium sized businesses. Sadly, residential houses in the neighborhood also caught fire, with a good number of residents still inside as it was late at night,” Mr. Mwaura has been quoted as saying.
“I send a message of quick recovery to the victims of this incident. I also condole with the families of the deceased and may they rest in peace,” Archbishop Anyolo added during the Friday, February 2 interview.