Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Huge Fire Closes Nairobi's International Airport

Nairobi, Kenya : A spectacular fire caused major damage Wednesday at the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the busiest in Africa, according to news reports and social media accounts. There were no reports of casualties, and the cause appeared to be undetermined.

Fire at Nairobi airport
Smoke billows from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, early Wednesday on 07/08/2013
The blaze broke out at 5 a.m. local time (7 p.m. Tuesday PDT) and gutted the arrivals building of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, according to Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper. The paper quoted the head of security for the Kenya Airports Authority, Eric Kiraithe, as saying: “By our own standards this is so big.”

The airport was closed and passengers evacuated, the BBC reported, adding that there were unconfirmed reports that the blaze had begun in the airport's immigration offices. Continue Reading..,

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