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Mombasa Hospital closed temporarily after Tuesday night fire incident to facilitate probe

Police cordoned off the 125-bed facility located near State House, Mombasa as detectives combed through for information that will aid in the probe/CFM

MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov 13 – Mombasa Hospital was Wednesday closed indefinitely to facilitate investigations into the cause of a fire that engulfed the facility Tuesday night.

The Hospital management said all the 68 patients who had been hospitalized at the facility had been moved to neighbouring hospitals.

Property of unknown value was destroyed during the raze that started at 8.30pm.

Police cordoned off the 125-bed facility located near State House, Mombasa as detectives combed through for information that will aid in the probe.

Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub said the fire which is suspected to have been started by a gas cylinder affected the kitchen and the office blocks.

Mombasa Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in the coast region built in 1890s by the Imperial British East Africa Company.

Mombasa County fire fighters were deployed to contain the inferno that started at 8.30pm on Tuesday/CFM

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