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Kenyan Gas Explosion explained (video)

Kenyan gas explosion
A gas explosion occurred in Nairobi, Kenya on February 2, 2024, killing at least three people and injuring more than 280 others.

The explosion took place in the Embakasi neighborhood, near an illegal gas depot. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but it is believed to have been caused by a leak from one of the gas cylinders.

kenyan gas explosion

The explosion sent a shockwave through the neighborhood, damaging homes and businesses. A large fire also broke out, which took firefighters several hours to extinguish.

The Kenyan government has pledged to investigate the cause of the explosion and to take action against those responsible. The government has also said that it will provide assistance to the victims of the explosion.

Kenyan gas explosion
Where was the gas explosion in Nairobi?

Embakasi district
A lorry carrying gas cylinders exploded in Embakasi district at about 23:30 (20:30 GMT) on Thursday, “igniting a huge ball of fire”, an official said. Housing, businesses and cars were damaged, with video showing a huge blaze raging close to blocks of flats.

Kenyan Gas Explosion

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