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Dozens injured as Nairobians scared by fireworks

A security official not authorised to speak to the media told the Kenya Free Press that at least a dozen people were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital. The fireworks were conducted by the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, which was celebrating early Christmas, according to the official.

By Free Press Reporternewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 20 Dec 2016 21:05 EAT

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At least 20 people have been rushed to hospitals in the capital after they were hurt in road accidents in Nairobi central business district, Uhuru Highway and Chiromo Road following a scare about 'bombing'. Heavy firework explosions earlier rocked the central business district, which many motorists, pedestrians and revellers in city restaurants mistakingly thought to be bombs.

The heavy explosions that went out in quick succession could be heard throughout the city centre, sending drivers and pedestrians to hanker in different directions, causing the accidents. A security official not authorised to speak to the media confirmed to the Kenya Free Press that at least a dozen people were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital. The fireworks were conducted by the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), which was celebrating early Christmas, according to the official.

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