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Fire breaks out at Nairobi's Toi Market [Photos]

Unfortunate incident

Structures consumed by fire that broke out at Toi Market on Tuesday March 12, 2019 (Oliver Oketch)

A huge fire has razed down a section of Nairobi's Toi Market.

According to witnesses the fire broke out at 3 a. m. on Tuesday morning and continued to blaze through the makeshift structures at the market well into 6:30 a.m.

Witnesses claimed that the fire may have been started by an electrical fault.


Nairobi Fire Brigade at Toi Market

The Nairobi Fire Department trucks arrived at the scene with some reports indicating that the fire engines had ran out of water.

They were assisted to battle the fire by locals though it continue to spread and cause destruction.

Traders were seen trying to salvage what little was left of their goods in the rubble as they estimated losses to be in the millions.


The market has been hit by five other fires in November 2014, June 2015, February 2016, May 2017 and January 2018 which has led some traders to suspect foul play by developers who would like to take over the market.


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