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Kenya Fire: Nairobi Pipeline Blaze 'Kills 100'

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More than 100 people have died after a petrol pipeline explosion and fire in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, police say. The blast took place in the city's Lunga Lunga industrial area, and police and troops cordoned off the area as firefighters battled fierc

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Gillian M (218)
Monday September 12, 2011, 4:55 am
This is appalling and my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and those that have suufered because of this fire.

It is another side of the excessive control oil companies have that the pipe was allowed through a "residential " area with no protection, the oil seepage should never have happened and certainly not where people live. I hope that the company will have the common decency to compensate everyone involved but, somehow, I doubt it.


Cheryl B (64)
Monday September 12, 2011, 5:29 am
horrible news

Cheryl B (64)
Monday September 12, 2011, 5:29 am
Gillian, thanks for telling the world

Teresa W (782)
Monday September 12, 2011, 5:31 am

Jerry B (128)
Monday September 12, 2011, 11:30 am
Terrible thanks Gillian!

Debra Van Way (12)
Monday September 12, 2011, 3:20 pm
How sad. Expect the same to happen here because our government is just as corrupt.

Ellen m (215)
Monday September 12, 2011, 3:55 pm
Just think what would have happened in Texas had the XL been in place...!
Thanks Gillian, so sad.

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Monday September 12, 2011, 4:02 pm
With Africa's ever uncontrolled exploding population and the gap between the haves and haves not so wide. This incident proof of how much more needs to be done first to even understand just how terrible things are. I believe the global future depends on Africa and we must work together now.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday September 12, 2011, 5:31 pm
So very sad - this oil flowing through one of the poorest of areas - but who cares? Poor peopl are expendable.

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday September 12, 2011, 5:31 pm

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 9:52 am
This is the same as the crummy Tar Sands pipeline they're trying to build across the USA from mid-Canada to Texas. Hold the companies liable, strip them of assets, and shut them down...
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