Airport fire: Crew 'dangerously' low on water
07 August 2013, 10:00
Nairobi – A senior official at Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport says there is confusion at the airport after a “massive”
fire broke out, shutting down one of east Africa’s most important transport
hubs and causing serious damage, a report says.
According to Standard media, fire fighters at the airport
were overwhelmed, forcing them to seek the help from the private sector and the
Nairobi City Council.
Kenya's government was quoted by eNCA as saying no casualities have
been reported so far, adding that the fire crew was “dangerously” low on water”.
Interior Principle Secretary Mutea Iringo said they were
monitoring and coordinating the response services.
"We are there and monitoring the situation,” he said.
Sky News quoted the transport minister as saying “people
should just keep off the entire airport”.
The fire happened a day after thousands of passengers were
on Monday night stranded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a
hitch with fuel supply to planes.
Several flights were cancelled after the pipeline supplying
fuel to the airport malfunctioned. It is definitely going to affect operations
eNCA reported that the airport has been closed and passengers
have been evacuated.
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