Sixty one people were reported killed when a gasoline pipeline running through a slum in Kenya’s capital Nairobi exploded on Monday. Provincial Commissioner Njoroge Ndirangu fears the death toll would further rise since many of workers of the gasoline pipeline were reported burned in the explosion. According to reports, the pipeline runs through the heavily populated slum of Embakasi between the city center and the airport.
Kenyan authorities said they are still continuing their investigation on the deadly explosion incident as of press-time. Explosion tragedy is not new in Kenya since in 2009, 120 people were also killed when a fuel spilled from a crashed petrol tanker in Kenya. Kenya, is a country in Africa lying on the equator with the Indian Ocean to its south-east.
It is bordered by Somalia to the north-east, Ethiopia to the north, South Sudan to the north-west, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. Kenya is also a member of the East African Community and produces world-class athletes such as world champions Paul Tergat and David Rudisha.