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Massive fire engulfs Nairoi airport

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 00:53

Aug. 7 - Fire closes Kenya's international airport in Nairobi. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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A fire engulfed Kenya's main airport on Wednesday, choking a vital travel and trade gateway to east Africa, witnesses and officials said. Firefighters struggled to contain the blaze at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the region's busiest, that started early in the morning in the immigration section of the departure lounge and spread to the international arrivals area, officials said. Huge plumes of black smoke billowed from the airport buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Hundreds of passengers were stranded outside the airport, which was cordoned off to keep the public out. The cause of the fire was not yet known.

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Massive fire engulfs Nairoi airport

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 00:53