Nine hurt as gas cylinder blows up in city estate

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Brian Kariuki, 12yrs was one of the nine victims who were left with serious burn wounds after a gas cylinder in there house exploded in Ofafa Jericho on 27th October 2012. Photo/DANIEL IRUNGU.


Nine people, including four family members, were injured when a gas cylinder exploded in a city estate at the weekend.

Four houses were extensively damaged by the blast in Jericho Estate. Two others were slightly damaged.

The owner of the cylinder, Mr Fredrick Mwangi, said he had just arrived home after visiting his daughter studying at Kabaa Girls High School when the incident occurred on Saturday at 6.30pm.

Receiving first aid

“I switched on the sitting room light and the next thing I heard was a huge explosion, which threw me out with the children,” said Mr Mwangi after receiving first aid at Jericho Health Centre.

He said the cylinder could have leaked, causing the explosion that left burns on his legs.

Neighbours initially thought it was grenade explosion. However, police officers told them that it was a gas cylinder that had exploded.












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