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More than 100 people killed in Kenyan pipeline explosion

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 12, 2011 16:16 EDT
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More than 100 people died in a fire Monday morning caused by a burst gasoline pipeline near the Sinai slum in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi. The fuel exploded, wiping out entire families, after being ignited by embers from nearby garbage fires.

Residents of the slum, who live in rusty metal shacks that rent for $25 a month, and others nearby had tried to scoop up the spilled fuel.

Watch video, courtesy of Al Jazeera English, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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