Identification of Gikomba fire tragedy victims bodies gets underway at Chiromo Mortuary

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,2ND JULY 2018-The identification of bodies from last week’s fire in Gikomba   has begun at the Chiromo Mortuary.

The bodies will undergo A DNA testing in order to be identified after Nine of the 17 bodies were  burnt beyond recognition.The  rest have been identified.

Seventy people sustained serious injuries from the fire whose cause is yet to be established, but most of them have been discharged from hospital.

The autopsy is part of the probe into the Thursday morning fire incident at the market that also left 70 people with serious injuries.

A multi-agency team has been put in place to investigate the cause of the fire as there have been claims it was the work of arsonists or electric fault.

The number of the injured currently stands at 57 with eight people in critical condition as doctors race against time to save them.

 

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