March 27, 2001 |
Fire swept through a crowded boarding school dormitory in rural Kenya on Monday, burning 58 teenage boys to death and seriously injuring 28 others. The cause of the blaze, which started about 1:40 a.m. in the main boys' dormitory at the Kyanguli secondary school, was not immediately known. But Julius Narangui, the local police chief in Machakos, a farming town about 30 miles southeast of Nairobi, the capital, said there was reason to suspect arson.
April 7, 2001 |
A headmaster, his deputy and two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a fire set in a school dormitory last month that killed 67 students, Kenyan police said. The boys were both students of Kyanguli Secondary School near Nairobi, the capital. Police said they would recommend that the boys be charged with arson and that the school officials be charged with failing to prevent a felony.
August 6, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Flames roared through Kenya's major international airport in Nairobi early Wednesday, gutting the entire structure, Kenyan officials said. Flights were diverted as the main terminal was engulfed in a wall of fire and thick black smoke poured into the sky. The terminal appeared to have been destroyed. Kenya's Interior Ministry said on Twitter shortly after 9 a.m. that the fire was under control: UPDATE: Fire is now under control. Thumbs up to the brave first response teams on site.
January 16, 1990 |
The space shuttle Columbia's astronauts on Monday photographed North Africa for a film documenting damage to Earth's environment, checked a navigational aid that sounded a false alarm and wrapped a makeshift diaper around a leaky humidity unit. The astronauts shot pictures of Lake Chad, the Nile Valley and fires in Kenya for the giant-screen IMAX film. Shuttle commander Daniel C. Brandenstein said the crew "got fires and deforestation and ocean phenomenon."