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Massive fire shuts down
Nairobi airport; whole
terminal in flames

CNN, by Khushbu Shah

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 8/7/2013 2:26:30 AM

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.

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I hope there are no casualties. It may be a terrorist strike.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 8/7/2013 2:39:05 AM     (No. 9461978)

Sure looks like the work of al-shabaab. Good thing terrorists are on the run.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/7/2013 2:44:35 AM     (No. 9461981)

By the weirdest of coincidences, I just made friends on facebook with an airport clerk at this very airport in Nairobi. He just sent me a message from his cellphone that he is safe and the airport is shut and he had to flee to the center of the city. He says the fire is still burning and they are running out of water. I wonder if the U.S. Navy can help.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/7/2013 2:48:47 AM     (No. 9461984)

This item has scary fire photos:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/07/kenya-airport-fire-forces-closure

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/7/2013 2:56:03 AM     (No. 9461988)

I´m sure the American taxpayer won´t mind rebuilding this airport as long as its named Barack Hussein Obama International Airport.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/7/2013 3:05:17 AM     (No. 9461989)

Kenyans hate Obama - who snubbed them and their country. They are still disgusted.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 8/7/2013 3:15:05 AM     (No. 9461992)

Looking at that video it´s hard to conceive it could be anything other than terrorism. Israel´s more likely to help than we are. Kenya and Israel have become allies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/7/2013 3:45:00 AM     (No. 9461993)

#5 oh yeah, I forgot that... Then I am Kenyan too!


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