Nairobi airport closes as fire crews tackle blaze

8:42 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Nairobi airport closes as fire crews tackle blaze

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A huge fire has ravaged the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
A huge fire has broken out at the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated. Cabinet secretary for transport Michael Kamau said the fire was "very severe" and urged people to stay away from the airport.