15 dead, 70 injured as fire razes Gikomba market in Nairobi

What you need to know:

  • Some of the victims burned while others choked after inhaling poisonous fumes as they battled to save and salvage their property.

  • According to the Nairobi Regional Commissioner Kang’ethe Thuku, nine bodies have not yet been recovered from the scene of the fire.

  • Emergency service provider, St John’s Ambulance, said 70 others, mainly traders, were taken to Kenyatta and other city hospitals with burns.

At least 15 people are feared dead and more than 60 injured after a night fire, once again, gutted a section of Gikomba in the capital Nairobi on Thursday morning.

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