At least three people have died and hundreds have been injured in a gas explosion in Kenya.

At least three people have died and hundreds have been injured in a gas explosion in Kenya.

An industrial building in Kenya’s capital experienced gas explosions, resulting in a massive column of fiery smoke that engulfed nearby homes. The incident caused the deaths of three individuals and left hundreds injured, according to officials.

On X, the Kenya Red Cross announced that they had effectively transported “271 individuals to various medical facilities in Nairobi.”

According to government representative Isaac Mwaura, a fire broke out at a building in Nairobi’s Embakasi area just before midnight while a company was in the process of refilling gas cylinders, causing significant damage.

According to him, the fire spread to a nearby storage facility for textiles and clothing, causing damage to multiple automobiles as well as commercial and residential buildings.

“Tragically, two Kenyan individuals passed away while receiving care at Nairobi West Hospital,” stated Mwaura. He also mentioned that 222 others sustained injuries during the incident.

According to the Associated Press, the Kenya Red Cross has stated that there have been three fatalities in its latest update.

The blaze was eventually put out, but the source remained a mystery.

Earlier, Wesley Kimeto, the commander of police in Embakasi, stated that two individuals, one adult and one minor, have been confirmed dead. He also cautioned that the death toll may increase.

Residents of Nairobi were captured on video using their phones, speaking in worried voices and some even screaming.

Photos from Reuters at the location of the fire depicted a body on the floor, concealed under a sheet. Additional footage displayed several homes in close proximity engulfed in flames.

In collaboration with Reuters and Associated Press