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Huge fire strikes Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

English.news.cn   2013-08-07 12:47:08            

NAIROBI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's emergency rescue team have evacuated passengers after an outbreak of huge fire at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport early Wednesday.

The fire whose cause has not been established started at arrival area at around 04:30 a.m. and has affected the Immigration services at the country's main airport but there was not casualty.

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Disaster Rick Reduction Officer Daniel Mutinda told Xinhua on Wednesday that Immigration section of the busy airport has been cordoned off as rescue teams strive to contain the fire.

"So far we have not established the cause of the fire which was detected at the arrival area. So far there is no casualty. Our teams are still at the site," Mutinda said.

The government led by Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Mutea Iringo is coordinating the emergency services to ensure arrivals are cleared to avert a crisis.

Fire-fighting equipments have been deployed to contain the inferno amid reports that inbound flights may be redirected to Moi International Airport, Mombasa or Eldoret International Airport. 

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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