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9 DEAD, 30 INJURED IN GIKOMBA FIRE

Gikomba fire

At least 30 people are nursing injuries and nine feared dead following a fire at Gikomba market,Kwa Mbao area in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

The cause of fire at the vast Gikomba open air market is yet to be established but traders are counting losses. The Kwa Mbao area accommodates traders who deal with wood and furniture and is one of the populated section of the market.

According to witnesses, some of the victims died after chocking on the smoke while trying to salvage their property and some of the bodies were burned beyond recognition.

The injured are recieving treatment at the Kenyatta hospital.

Developing Story…..more updates¬† to follow

 

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