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Major fire at Nairobi airport

A 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.

There have been no reports of any casualties and the cause of the fire is not clear.

The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza, who is at the airport, says the fire is now under control.

  • 07 Aug 2013
  • From the section Africa