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10 People Injured In Mathare Inferno


mathare infernoAt least 10 people were burnt this morning following a fire incident that ocurred in Kiamaiko Slums in Mathare Constituency.

The 10 are said to have been injured when a gas cylinder blew up when they went to put out the fire that had started in one of the houses.

Vincent Karanja one of the victims treated at the MSF clinic says the gas cylinder exploded and hit one of them in the head who suffered severe burns.

Out of the 10 eight were treated and discharged at the MSF Clinic in Mathare while two were transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital and Mama Lucy Hospital following their critical conditions.

Joseph Ndung’u one of the individuals involved in the rescue operations says one of the victims transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital with serious burns and was scheduled for surgery.