Massive fire shuts down Nairobi airport; whole terminal in flames

14 August 2013


A massive fire shut down Nairobi's Kenyatta International Airport on Tuesday, Kenyan government and airport officials said.

The blaze has engulfed the entire international terminal, Ken Mijungu of CNN affiliate NTV reported.
 No casualties were reported from the fire, which sent a huge plume of thick black smoke into the sky.

The airport is closed indefinitely, the Kenyan Interior Ministry tweeted. The ministry also said fire engines are running dangerously low on water.

No flights are departing or arriving. Flights are being diverted to other airports.

Original article written by Khushbu Shah

Categories: Transport

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