4 people killed in night Langata fire tragedy

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BY KORIR JUMA,LANGATA,29TH JAN 2018-Four people have been confirmed dead following  Sunday night’s fire in Kijiji, near  Southlands estate in Lang’ata Constituency,Nairobi.

According to National Disaster Management Unit Deputy Director Pius Mwachi who confirmed the deaths  says search and recovery teams recovered the bodies from the debris Monday morning.

The cause of the fire which is reported to have started at about 8pm Sunday night is still unknown.

Mwachi says the fire was contained at about 1am and is appealing to members of the public to exercise safety and restraint and keep off the scene as investigations are still ongoing.

The raging fire at kijiji in Langata on Sunday night on 28th Jan-COURTESY

The disaster management agency says about 6,000 people affected by the fire are currently sheltering at Ngei Primary in Southlands Estate.

One more body was recovered mid-morning during a search, bringing the total to four, Nairobi County police boss Japheth Koome confirmed.

Earlier, Lang’ata OCPD Elijah Maina had said three people were injured and no deaths had been reported.

The search and recovery at Kijiji area near Southlands Estate was still ongoing, Mr Koome said.

 

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