Residents escape unharmed after gas explosions at Zimmerman shop

March 3, 2017 7:42 am
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The caretaker of the premises says the situation worsened because the cooking gas store also had kerosene kept inside for sale/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – Residents of an apartment block in Zimmerman were evacuated to safety Friday morning after a cooking gas store caught fire, causing explosions.

Property of unknown value was destroyed in one of the rooms of the five-storey building, but no injuries were reported.

It is unclear what caused the fire.

The caretaker of the premises says the situation worsened because the cooking gas store also had kerosene kept inside for sale.

“We tried to put it off but we were overwhelmed,” the caretaker only identified as John told Capital FM News of the 4.45am incident.

Fire engines from the Nairobi County Government managed to put off the fire.

Massive crowds were pulled from neighbouring apartments who thought it was either an attack or a transformer that had exploded.

The gas store is right next to an eatery, leaving it exposed to such dangers.

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