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Three people killed in Mathare fire tragedy

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Three people have died in a fire incident that happened in Mathare North area in Ruaraka Constituency.

The deceased are reportedly two women and one child who who suffocated to death after fire burnt down their houses.

The fire which started at around 11 pm on Tuesday reportedly burnt several houses in the area.

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“The woman who died with her child is known to us as mama Ajengo, and the other woman worked in the kazi mtaani project, and they are all my neighbours,” an eye witness told Ghetto Radio News.

He further stated the fire started after firewood that was being used to cook mandazis exploded.

“When fire started at the place, it followed a powerline that resulted into and explosion burning several mabati houses in the area,” said an eye witness.

Nairobi County Police Commander Rashid Yakubu said investigations are underway to establish the cause of the inferno.