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Massive pipeline explosion in Kenyan capital

Massive pipeline explosion in Kenyan capital
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:48am

Officials continue to find bodies one day after a massive gas pipeline explosion ripped through a slum in Kenya's capital Nairobi. A red cross official said the number of dead from the pipeline explosion has risen to 82 adding that the death toll is expected to continue rising.

Residents are searching a river that runs throughout the slum, prodding the bottom for signs of any bodies. The head of Kenya's state-owned pipeline company said monday's explosion was caused by an over-pressurized pipeline. Many of the shanties in the slum were build right up to the pipeline.


 

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