Kenya fire: Nairobi pipeline blaze ‘kills at least 75’

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The BBC’s Kevin Mwachiro says a cigarette butt is believed to have started the fire. Scores of people have died after a petrol pipeline explosion and fire in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.  The blast took place in the city’s Lunga Lunga industrial area, and police and troops cordoned off the area as firefighters battled fierce flames in the surrounding shanty town.  A Red Cross official, Pamela Indiaka, said at least 75 bodies had been recovered. Some reports put the toll at more than 100 dead.  More than 110 people were injured.  The pipeline runs through the densely populated Sinai slum area between Nairobi’s city centre and the airport. Continue reading Kenya fire: Nairobi pipeline blaze ‘kills at least 75’