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Woman injured in Donholm gas cylinder explosion

By Hilary Kimuyu January 25th, 2024 1 min read

A woman was injured on Wednesday, January 24, night in an incident when a gas cylinder she was using for cooking exploded in Donholm, Nairobi, injuring her in the process.

The 30-year-old woman was cooking for her family on the third floor of an apartment when the explosion occurred shattering the windows of the house and adjacent ones.

According to the police who visited the scene said that several doors were also damaged in the explosion.

“The woman sustained burns on her legs in the explosion and was rushed to Jamaa Hospital where she was treated and discharged,” police said in a statement.

Last year there was fear and chaos in Eastleigh on August 14, after a gas cylinder explosion rocked the area full of residential highrise buildings which claimed one life and left three individuals injured.

The bustling commercial estate was thrown into disarray as the explosion sent residents and traders scrambling for safety.

Swift response from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) and bomb disposal experts, accompanied by the Kenya Red Cross rescue team, managed to restore a sense of order to the chaotic scene.

The force of the explosion inflicted significant structural damage, causing portions of the building’s walls to collapse and resulting in widespread cracks, even on the stairwell leading to the second floor.

In November 2023, at least four workers were injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a hotel in Nairobi’s South B area.

The explosion happened at Frizzle Bites Restaurant at about 3.30 pm as the staff there were busy preparing food.

Some revellers who were present were injured but managed to escape the scene.

Several vehicles parked around the restaurant were damaged in the incident.

Police confirmed the explosion was caused by a gas cylinder that was apparently in use at the hotel.