Embakasi explosion: 3 more people die, 7 in critical condition

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Three more people have succumbed to injuries sustained during the Embakasi gas explosion, bringing the death toll from the tragedy to 6.

In a statement on Monday February 5, 2024, Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura noted that 7 more people are in critical condition at  Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH).

Out of the 27 patients that were admitted to KUTRRH, eight have been discharged while 19 are still at the facility. 10 patients are male, while six are female and 3 are minors. 

Among the patients at KUTRRH, one is in critical condition due to severe burns and inhalation burns. Out of the six women at the facility, one is an expectant mother.

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Aftermath of Embakasi explosion PHOTO: Courtesy

On the other hand, KNH received a total of 67 patients from the Embakasi gas tragedy. 

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According to KNH doctors, the situation of the patients is critical but under control.

Out of the 67 patients, six are in very critical condition due to severe burns.

KNH has discharged 27 patients, while 34 others are still receiving treatment in various wards. 

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At the Embakasi Social Hall, 761 beneficiaries got direct supplies from the multi-agency response including essential supplies with each of the beneficiaries getting a package that included rice, beans, blankets, jikos, sleeping mats, bar soap, kitchen sets, corned beef and sanitary towels.

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In addition, 28 families, comprising 30 adults and 19 children, (6 male, 17 female and 16 children) are taking shelter at the Social Hall.

Mwaura also asked those who lost their documents and certificates in the tragedy to register at the Embakasi Social Hall for the government to facilitate the replacement through National Registration Bureau (NRB), and other bodies such as KNEC.

The fire erupted at Mradi village in Embakasi after a lorry carrying gas cylinders exploded at around 11:30 pm on Thursday February 1.

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