2 killed as fire razes Dream City nightclub in Kisumu

Dream City nightclub that was razed in early morning fire. Some people were injured trying to jump through windows. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Two people have been confirmed dead and scores injured after fire burnt down Dream City nightclub in Kondele, Kisumu.

The blaze broke out at 4am on Wednesday and by 8am, firefighters were still battling flames amid fears of more revellers trapped.

4 SAVED

Scores were injured as they jumped through windows to save their lives.

The fire brigade pulled out the two charred bodies from gutted rooms of the club located on Kondele-Kibos road in the outskirts of the lakeside city.

Kisumu County Commander John Kamau said they suspected that more people were trapped in the debris.

Rescuers, mainly the public, were battling to access the club, which has guest rooms, as the fire raged.

Mr Francis Aluko, a neighbour, told the Nation that the fire broke out as they slept.

"We heard a bang and came only to find the guesthouse on fire," Mr Aluoko said.

Locals view the two bodies retrieved from the nightclub. Some people were injured trying to jump through windows. PHOTO | JUSTUS OCHIENG' | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Another witness, Mr Erick Otieno, said some four people were rescued earlier before the intensity of the fire increased.

The cause of the fire was not established immediately but Mr Kamau said they suspected electrical fault.

Witnesses said there was a blackout and when power was restored, fire broke out.

The owner of the club that has been operating for about a decade now has not been named.

The club's rooms were fully occupied with 12 guests.

Deputy Governor Mathews Owili and a team from the county government were at the scene.

More to follows.

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