NAIROBI, Kenya — A local official says at least 61 bodies have been recovered after an explosion of a gasoline pipeline running through a slum in Kenya’s capital.
Provincial Commissioner Njoroge Ndirangu says he believes the death toll from Monday’s blast will rise.
Richard Lisiyampe who heads Kenyatta National Hospital says at least 112 burn victims have arrived and they urgently need blood donors.
A reporter for The Associated Press saw charred bodies scattered throughout the remains of burning shacks for nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) around the site of the explosion. Some were also floating in a nearby river filled with sewage. Other residents say they had jumped into the river after catching fire. There had been homes built right up to the pipeline, the residents said.