Thursday, January 13, 2005

A horrible post-holiday fire in Mathare

Fires are always a danger in the mud hut communities of Nairobi. Without running water, residents are reduced to arranging bucket brigades to douse the flames. On January 5th, a tragic fire hit Mathare, a large squatter community in Nairobi. Of course, if the city would run water to neighborhoods like Mathare, the danger of deaths due to fires would be greatly reduced.

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