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Mathare slum on fire,one dead,several houses burnt down..

 

A two year Old girl died on the spot in Mathare Malango Kubwa area after their house and several other houses were razed down on Monday evening.

The girl is said to have suffocated during the deadly incident with her parents still fighting for their lives in ICU at the Kenyatta National Hospital after sustaining injuries as they tried to rescue the girl.

“When the gas exploded,the woman of the house was the first to burn then the husband so when they tried to escape the fire,they then remembered that they had left their children behind,”said one of the eye witness at the scene.

“There attempt to get back to the house to rescue the child proved futile and they got injured in the melee.The child unfortunately burnt to death in the incident,”he added.

A preliminary probe indicates that the fire started when a gas cylinder which had been refiled by the couple leaked as they were in the process of fixing the knob,the woman then lit a matchbox and the gas exploded.

Three other people were confirmed injured in the process and were treated at the medicne frontier hospital in Mathare and later discharged

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