September 12, 2011 / 10:21 AM / in 6 years

Kenya police say find 61 bodies, retrieving more

NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least 61 bodies have so far been recovered after petrol spilled into an open sewer from a nearby fuel deport and sparked an inferno in a densely populated slum in the capital city, Kenyan police said Monday.

<p>People watch as rescuers work at the scene of a fire at a slum near the industrial area of Nairobi September 12, 2011. REUTERS/Noor Khamis</p>

“We have confirmed 61 dead so far, but we are retrieving more,” deputy police spokesman Charles Owino told Reuters.

Reporting by James Macharia

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